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Team Vick Field Dedication Ceremony in Hunting Park – Photos

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, The Team Vick Foundation, Philadelphia
Eagles leadership, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &
Recreation and various council members and community partners unveiled
Hunting Park’s brand-new football field. It will now play host to the
North Philadelphia Aztecs youth football program and Little Flower High
School athletics.

 Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, The Team Vick Foundation, Philadelphia
Eagles leadership, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks &
Recreation and various council members and community partners unveiled
Hunting Park’s brand-new football field. It will now play host to the
North Philadelphia Aztecs youth football program and Little Flower High
School athletics.

Vick’s
foundation donated $200,000 to the $1.4 million revitalization project
that built a new artificial turf field at Hunting Park that was
dedicated on Monday. The multipurpose football and soccer field was
named Team Vick Field and the Eagles quarterback was on hand for the
ceremony.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-eagles/Michael-Vick-dedicates-Team-Vick-Field-at-Hunting-Park.html#6JLqfMSIPdhhb4Dh.99
Vick’s
foundation donated $200,000 to the $1.4 million revitalization project
that built a new artificial turf field at Hunting Park that was
dedicated on Monday. The multipurpose football and soccer field was
named Team Vick Field and the Eagles quarterback was on hand for the
ceremony.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-eagles/Michael-Vick-dedicates-Team-Vick-Field-at-Hunting-Park.html#6JLqfMSIPdhhb4Dh.99

 The $1.4 million capstone project was made possible through the generosity of several funders. Leading the effort with a $200,000 donation was the Team Vick Foundation, the philanthropic organization founded by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.

The remainder of the project was funded by the City of Philadelphia; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; JAWS Youth Playbook; LISC Philadelphia; NRG Engergy; The Philadelphia Eagles; The Philly Area Chevy Dealers’ EcoAd through CBS EcoMedia and indivifual donors.

 A series of proposed improvements of the Hunting Park football field
will be made, which include: raising the elevation of the field,
installation of a new under-field drainage system, regrading and
resurfacing of the field and play areas, improving the field lighting,
sideline seating, goal posts, amphitheater-style bleacher seating and
addition of a new scoreboard.

  A new track and improved lighting
surrounding the perimeter of the field will be created, offering
opportunities for local residents to exercise and lead more active
lifestyles. This
dedication ceremony celebrated the transformation of this football
field, serving as a place for Hunting Park’s 2004 Pop Warner
Championship team, the North Philadelphia Aztecs.