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PLATINUM FOOTBALL

HBCU LEGACY BOWL

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Congrats and best wishes for a great game, to all HBCU players and coaches.

The Allstate HBCU Legacy Bowl is February 24, 2024 at 3pm, Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA.

Jackson State University Band will perform. 

 

"The Allstate HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It is broadcast live on NFL Network. More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history provides invaluable exposure and career opportunities for HBCU students. 

 

The Black College Football Hall of Fame was established in October 2009 to honor the greatest football players and coaches from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)". Visit HBCULEGACYBOWL.COM 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 

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CELEBRATING CONSISTENCY

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Going in to this season we really processed what the Eagles mean to us: strength and consistency. That said, we decided to celebrate every week with a cake. No matter the score, we are celebrating our team, our players, their strength, consistency and commitment to show up for our city. 

 

Jalen Hurts LEADS Philly with FAITH, FOOTBALL, true heart and grit;  reminding us all to KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING: FLY EAGLES FLY.

Congratulating Jason Kelce with our week 6 cake for his 145th consecutive starts.  What an incredible commitment from our center.

Wishing our team continued success and a fantastic season to the Super Bowl! 

2023 PLATINUM DESIGNED CAKE ART
FOR EAGLES GAMEDAY GRATITUDE...

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FOOTBALL & FAITH UNITE

 Ever inspired by Eagles legend Brian Dawkins. The church filled with fans in their loyal jerseys. Brian shared his stories on faith, football and how to access personal strength in tough times. Hall Of Fame, and first player to record an interception, forced fumble, touchdown and sack in a single game.

 

His work on the field was incredible and his BRIAN DAWKINS FOUNDATION creates transformative moments in the youth, providing tools to make it happen.  Brian has been giving back to the community for years and we applaud his love and life's work. Platinum Collection is blessed to honor Brian Dawkins always.Thank you to FAITH ON THE FIELD for putting the 2023 PA event together.

CHRIS LONG WATERBOYS LEGENDS TAILGATE

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Another Chris Long Waterboys Event Success. Amazing as always but this one was EXTRA special. This time, Chris taped his GREEN LIGHT PODCAST right on the spot. To see all the champs on site and then star as interviewed guests was stellar.  His podcast is certainly top of the tops and a favorite.  Waterboys aides clean water to those in need in Africa as well as the United States with their new HOMETOWN program. They aided many food banks in covid and also began to team up with Cradles to Crayons in Philadelphia .  To see them year after year continue to show up for the community and those in need is a true inspiration for all. We thank Waterboys for all their hard work and for the fun and inspiration that they continue to bring to Philly. We are with you 100 percent! 

NFL COACH KEVIN ROSS & ISAAC REDMAN
NFL LEGENDS YOUTH FOOTBALL CAMP

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Tampa Bay Coach Kevin Ross held an incredible NFL LEGENDS camp in July for the youth alongside NFL great Issac Redman.  Lots of NFL pros in attendance to coach the kids for the weekend. The camp will be taking place again this year, please join in the fun!

Coach Wave & Coach Wiz Philly Football Day

How much fun to watch this great day of inspiration and personal training for the youth.  Phillys own future stars trained by pro NFL players including Christian Baramore, Jihad Ward, D'Andre Swift, Will Parks  and Jonnu Smith and Kyle Pitts.  Keep leading gentlemen!  We enjoyed watching and helping to hand out lunches and backpacks and school supplies and gear to the kids at the school. 

The camp will be offered again this year July 1st.  Get registered for a great camp!

Eagles Autism With Ben Hartraft

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Meet Ben, otherwise known as BENERGY! Ben was born with Autism. He has learned to speak, brand, market and do it all in the name of following his dreams.  Ben has raised over 30k for his cause and has received his dream job to work for The Philadelphia Eagles on gamedays!

 

Congrats to Ben on his 2023 annual EAGLES AUTISM fundraiser with the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES.

 

Expect great things - follow along with Ben and If you can he would love you to wear blue for Autism or one of his custom tshirts, attend one of his functions or perhaps contribute to this years Eagles Autism fundraiser. Check out his website and his podcast, “Razd Typical”. You are doing an amazing job Ben!!! So very proud of you. With much Support, Kia 

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Happy Birthday To Malcolm Jenkins this month ! Malcolm is a man who sets the amazing  example for EVERYTHING...Including but not limited to social justice, leadership, incredible role-model, entrepreneur, director, fashion expert and Men’s “Damari Savile” Design House founder, Independence Region Big Brother, Humanitarian, founder of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, Co Founder of The NFL Players Coaltion, Listen Up Media, Philly School Academy and more!

Malcolm we are wishing you birthday blessings on blessings and know that we support you 100% and are wishing you well always!

 

 

Platinum Collection is excited to team up with Justin Renfrow JR Sports . Justin has been giving back to the community for years and helped to stay connected and help give back during Covid-19. For every mask sold they donated one to front line workers. 

JR Justin Renfrow SPORTS is a non-profit that gives back to those in need. Check out their insta page to see all the great work they are doing with Justin's lead.

 

Platinum Collection is looking forward to contributing designs to benefit their cause. Catch Renfrow's creative workouts shared on insta. SOLID!

 “Change Our Future” is a foundation created by Philadelphia Eagles Rodney McLeod and his wife Erika McLeod. Their work has been amazing to see really develop this past year.

 

In the past year of quarantine they grew and worked harder than ever. They made appearances all over the city to bring spirit and joy and food where needed. They gave out masks through Rodney's design house, BACK OF HOUSE. They donated scholarships to seniors and love to community all year. Rodney hosted his annual football program online this year, making sure to still support the youth in hard times. 

 

We are cheering them on and really applaude their great efforts to encourage Philadelphia community to vote. They toured the city all day and night rallying neighborhoods to get out and vote!

 

 For the 2020 Christmas holiday they did 12 days of Christmas helping wishes come true. This powerful duo inspires all the time and we are just so grateful for their love and support in Philadelphia. Congratulations to Rodney on his being nominated for the Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award. His hard work, consistency, commitment and inspiration are BEST OF THE BEST!

 

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The NFL’s JJ Watt and his bros (also NFL players, Derek & TJ) light the screen, as they host the newest action show ULTIMATE TAG. The show hosts the best of the best in sports all fighting to be the last man/ woman with flag on the course. Host JJ Watt was the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Defensive End JJ Watt raised a record $41.6 million, crowd-sourced fundraising campaign for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. He rebuilt childcare centers and afterschool programs and helped to provide millions of meals for victims with his fundraising.  Stay lifted with this awesome show and consider giving like Watt.

 IT was a big week, so this week is our 2020 NFL Draft footballl post week, and we are loving it. . .

Thank you to all for stopping in and supporting our DRAFT NIGHT RED CARPET and thank you to cohosts Kia Lyons and Sean Shillz,  2015 wardrobe team from the Thomas Phillips film, THE NORTH STAR film (on amazon prime).  Both had a great time talking fashion, sports, and watching the 2020 NFL VIRTUAL DRAFT, the first ever NFL virtual draft pick and the feels and bloopers that came with it.  Platinum Collection will be hosting more lives. Stay tuned.  Please connect to have our red carpet at your event.

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This week, 2018 Walter Payton Man of The Year, Chris Long, celebrates 5 years with his WATERBOYS team and THE CHRIS LONG FOUNDATION. The Waterboys team help provide clean water in Tanzania and Kenya Africa, as well as the United States. Their team unites sports players and veterans, fans as well, all on one team for big success. This foundation has moved mountains to fight for clean water so that families may thrive, survive and allow their children to focus on education rather than carrying dirty buckets of waters to their communities to sustain life in some capacity.  This foundation is making real change, they have many faces to their programs that include supporting, education, equality, and health. Check out our blog for more details on their awesomeness and visit WATERBOYS.ORG

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Another great BOH Instagram "House Call" this week, have you been following ? The connections and empowerment have been great from this inspiring team.  Motivating conversations, reaching out to their audience 100%. Not to mention, their online styles are so on point, BOHUSA.COM . Def take a moment to follow their instagram and see all of the fun guests that they have reached. Also Rodney McLeod for the first time ever, will be hosting his annual football camp virtually this year. First few hundred get one of his shirts which is awesome so check it out and get signed up. 

Back of House USA continues to give give give and be a great example. Rodney McLeod of the Philadelphia Eagles is a founder of the retail store. McLeod is known for his fashion forward styles and Wavy Wednesdays. BOH is always with the current needs, and now that it's masks, they have teamed up with Todd Patrick to provide their take on the news fashion need. The other week we enjoyed the inspiring Back Of House Insta "HouseCall" shared between Rodney and designer Todd Patrick founders. Within a day they had presented their fantastic idea to donate 200 masks. They continue to offer buy and donate masks on their website. Check it out and check out Rodney's "Change Our Future Foundation" that continues to serve and do great things. 

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The NFL Draft week wraps and we get to see all fo the gratitude linger on social media.Congrats again to the new draft class and all of the new team rosters. I had time to catch an NFL NETWORK NFL 100Year Roundtable: the running backs edition. Adrian Peterson, Eric Dickerson, Emmitt Smith, Larry Csonka, LaDainian Tomlison and Adrian Peterson all huddled up at the table to reflect and provide inspiration for the fans and new players. One thing agreed at the table was the greatness of NFL leader Walter Payton. To hear Csonka mention that Walter Payton was the most team oriented person he has ever been around is really something.  

 Following the annual nominees for the NFL Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award is special, as we are able to see all of the great philanthropic achievements from 32 NFL players that are nominated. The actual NFL Walter Payton Man of The Year Award recognizes the top NFL player of the 32 teams, for his excellence on and off the field.  We applaud the many players are out there are striving as best as they can to use their platforms to give back... So freaking great to see these KINGS REPRESENT! Here's hoping the new draft class check out all the great ways to give back locally and globally.  The Walter Payton 2019 recipient was Calais Campbell, and boy is his story is great! Take time to check it out. 

Giving a big nod to Mr. Chris Long, NFL WALTER PAYTON MAN OF THE YEAR 2018, two time, back to back superbowl champion, donates his salary to help others , retires and digs deep to keep helping others. Champion. SOLID. Please check out THE CHRIS LONG FOUNDATION and its WATERBOYS clean water mission that involves the NFL, NBA, VETERANS and YOU!  Proceeds from Platinum Prints "REPRESENT" t-shirt men's and women's style benefit their clean water mission. WATERBOYS have come so far, we are excited to keep designing styles that will contribute to their cause and awesomeness. Check out their new film that launched this week at GLASS ROSE FILMS.com

We were all supposed to be chillin at the Linc (Lincoln Financial Field) for the Independence Big Brothers Big Sisters NFL Draft Party. We are happy to be home safe and supporting BBBS and all of their team and their littles, in spirit and remotely. I've attended their events since 2018, and now in this quarantine, it is members of this BBBS crew that I am holding dearest to my heart. Marcus Allen is an inspirational leader who blesses the lives of all those he encounters. What great leader to have in position to help all of these children that need guidance and love, especially at a time like this. Shown in this pic is Jason Avant, who contributes to the annual Big Brother Big Sister / Marrone Law sponsored Eagles Fashion Touchdown Show as well as the annual Eagles Austism Challenge. It was great to meet him this past November at the fashion show. We are looking forward to designing some upcoming Platinum Prints styles that will benefit BBBS as well as the Eagles Foundation Autism Challenge.  Check our blog this for more on Big Brothers Big Sisters and how you can get involved. Stay safe all. Blessings, Kia 

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Big CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 Draft Class.  Like Reggie White, truly encompassing sportsmanship. Reggie really supported teamwork, doing good beyond the teams, beyond the field, he encouraged to BE THE GREATEST VERSION OF YOURSELF, to give back and support others, to compete with yourself but remember that WE ARE ALL ONE team.  I encourage the same. Looking forward to seeing this new class REPRESENT on field and off. Here's to unity, community & giving back.

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More fire...this week the McLeod team contributed to a town hall. Philadelphia Eagle's Safety Rodney McLeod and his wife Erika McCleod have created their own foundation "CHANGE OUR FUTURE". This past week they donated thousands to Philabundace to feed philadelphia. On air they spoke of having such compassion for the kids and graduates experiencing this quarantine, that they offered to give away scholarships to three lucky high school senior candidatesThey also provided meals personally, via TonyRoni's pizza to Penn medicine to offer our frontline workers compassion and gratitude as well.  We are in awe of the power of positivity and generosity of this team and are so proud to have them from our very own PHILLY community!

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In honor of NFL Draft week, sharing Philadelphia Eagles Axe Man Red Carpet Opening Night of THE NORTH STAR, 2013 film by Thomas Phillips. A story about a perilous journey to freedom. Incredible to create original wardrobe for the film's cast. I will forever cherish my time with this entire cast and my experience on this film, especially the power of the film's message. Gratitude for my position as Wardrobe Supervisor, designing with Sean Roach to authentically create looks for the stellar cast: including star Jeremiah Trotter, co-star Thomas C. Bartley Jr., Clifton Powell, Lynn Whitfield and many more talented actors. Catch the film by renting it on Amazon Prime.

This week a powerful film launched. The Chris Long Foundation WATERBOYS team partnered with Villanova University's production company, "Glass Rose Films" to produce a new documentary.  "From The Ground Up" covers the clean water crisis, and the work that The Waterboys have been doing in Tanzania to help the individuals and communities gain the gift of life sustaining clean water.  

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More "All-In" Challenge Generosity this week! Jeffrey Lurie will give one lucky winner the chance to call and make plays on the Eagles' field! Team Ertz offered a fun double date including dinner and courtside SIXERS! Yes yes and yes!  Then M.Night Shyamalen wowed us all with flying in guests to have dinner and watch a film at his place! So, what's more incredible than the generous contributions to raise money to help those affected by COVID-19? Check out the amazing strides being made by their three successful charities.  Take time to check out The M.Night Shyamalan Foundation, The Ertz Family Foundation and The Eagles Charitable Foundation.  

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Keep Going Team! Our Platinum Collection team is so proud of Philadelphia.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy 

season.  

Platinum Collection CEO,

Kia Lyons 

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