Philadelphia Eagles Player Channels Dr. Seuss To Lead Story Time With Local Kids As Santander Donates 3,000 Books To Philadelphia Reads

Bank executives, Eagles Youth Partnership Representatives, Local Kids Gather to Commemorate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, Read Across America Day, and Culmination of Bank’s Inaugural Book Drive to Provide Literacy Opportunities for At-Risk Youth


Who:             Philadelphia Eagles Player

                        Philadelphia Eagles Mascot SWOOP

                        Eagles Youth Partnership’s Storybook Man

                        More than 50 students from West Oak Lane Charter School

                        Angela Moultrie, Region President, Santander (TBC)

                        David Swoyer, Commercial Banking Regional Executive, Santander 

                        James Wujcik, Business Banking Market Manager, Santander

                        Kristen Angelucci, Marketing & Development Director, Philadelphia Reads


WHAT:         A book donation event of more than 3,000 books collected by Santander Bank for Philadelphia Reads to distribute to at-risk youth. At the event, which coincides with Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, a Philadelphia Eagles player will remind students that “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” Before the book presentation, the player, along with the Eagles Youth Partnership’s (EYP) Storybook Man, will read Dr. Seuss stories to more than 50 local students from West Oak Lane Charter School, who will also enjoy a meet and  greet opportunity with the player and the Eagles mascot, SWOOP.


                        The Santander Book Drive was established in 2015 in partnership with EYP, a nonprofit organization that serves more than 50,000 low-income children in Greater Philadelphia. EYP selected Philadelphia Reads – a non-profit organization that provides meaningful opportunities for individuals, community groups and foundations to help students build strong literacy skills by the end of third grade – as the Santander Book Drive beneficiary. The organization will distribute the new books, which were donated by employees and customers across 60 local Santander branches, to students at Philadelphia Public Schools.


When:          Wednesday, March 2, 2016

                        10:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Where:         Philadelphia Reads Book Bank*

                         The Martin Luther King High School, Room T 137

                          6100 Stenton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19138

                          *Entry/Parking Instructions – Please enter on the Haines Street side in the parking lot                                that is closest to Stenton Ave. There will be a loading dock and an awning that says PCAT


Why:             Great visuals of the Eagles player and Eagles Youth Partnership’s Storybook Man interacting with local students in celebration of the Santander Book Drive, Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, while promoting the importance of making literacy accessible to Greater Philadelphia public school children.


How:             For media access, please contact Sarah Rich, Elevate Communications, 617-861-3658,


Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country’s top retail banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. – one of the most respected banking groups in the world.  With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander Bank’s more than 670 branches and nearly 2,100 ATMs are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank’s 9,400 employees are committed to helping our more than 2.1 million customers make progress toward their financial goals with the support of our call centers, interactive online banking platform and easy-to-use mobile app. Madrid-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), serves more than 117 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S.  Through its local affiliates, including Santander Bank, Banco Santander is the largest corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S.  For more information on Santander Bank, please visit