It was a beautiful day in and around Philadelphia with temperatures hitting well over 85-90 degrees – a picture perfect day for the Off The Field Player’s Wives Association (OTFPWA) to host a charity event to support the Eagles Autism Challenge. On Sunday, May 19 the ladies of the OTFPWA hosted a sip & shop in response to the Philadelphia Eagles’ Autism Challenge at the MarcCain boutique.
OTFPWA Board Member Valarie Everett hosted the event at the posh MarcCain boutique nestled in the King of Prussia Mall. The UK-based designer is new to the US with only four shops in the country – all of which are on the East coast. Its vibrant garments adorned the store like décor accenting the eclectic chandeliers and strategically placed fixtures. Valarie and the ladies of OTFPWA could not have selected a better venue to host this most-worthy sip & shop event. The intimate event displayed a beautifully lit boutique with a welcoming ambiance fit for the occasion
A glass of champagne or cup of expresso with lite bites met the ladies of the NFL at the doors. NFL wives in attendance included Gwendolyn Cobb (Gary Cobb), Leslie Daniels* (Philip Daniels), Valarie Everett (Major Everett), Renee Reese* (Ike Reese), Loretta Runyon* (Jon Runyon), Tammy Trotter (Jeremiah Trotter), along with Off The Field Players’ Wives Association Founding Members, friends and supporters.
“We were successful in bringing NFL Ladies in the Philadelphia area together for an afternoon of fun and fashion, while raising funds for the Eagles Autism Challenge local charity, “ said Valarie Everett, OTFPWA Board Member and event organizer.
The Eagles Autism Challenge was created to raise funds for innovative research and programs to help unlock the mystery of Autism. According to new data released from biennial reports, Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org) notes a 15% increase in cases now impacting 1 in 59 children. President and CEO, Angela Geiger says “These findings demonstrate that while progress has been made on some fronts, there is still much work to do.”
For more information on how you can support the Eagles Autism Challenge follow them in Instagram at Eagles Autism Challenge and for information about Off the Field Player’s Wives Association visit them on Instagram at OTFPWA Instagram@otfplayerswives and online at http://www.offthefieldpwa.org.
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