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NFL donating underdog Philly shirt sales to schools

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-25 09:39:21-05

PHILADELPHIA (KYW/CNN) - The Philadelphia Eagles aren't wearing their underdog status on their sleeves; they're wearing it on their T-shirts.

The Eagles also are doing a good deed for their hometown. Two players had been selling shirts of their own, with the proceeds going to Philadelphia schools.

The NFL also started selling underdog shirts, originally with a profit-first attitude, but now it's been convinced to donate all the money collected to the schools.

Officials are honored the Super Bowl-bound team are lending this helping hand.

"They have hundreds, maybe thousands of things to be thinking about, and the fact that they're thinking about pushing the NFL to also make contributions from the underdog T-shirts to the School District of Philadelphia is extraordinary," said Superintendent Dr. William Hite.

The Eagles face off against the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday.

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