- Philadelphia Eagles alum Vince Papale and Santander’s Julie Vetack celebrated 10 ‘Santander Community Quarterback’ honorees during recognition ceremony during November 3 game
- Top ‘Santander Community Quarterback’ based on fan voting received $10,000 to donate to a local non-profit of his/her choice
Philadelphia, November 3, 2019 – PHOTO NEWS RELEASE
To cap off the third season of the ‘Santander Community Quarterback’ program, Santander Bank and the Philadelphia Eagles recognized 10 inspiring individuals for the positive impact they have made in the Philadelphia community during a special pre-game celebration at the Eagles football stadium. Eagles Alum Vince Papale joined Santander executive Julie Vetack and to congratulate the honorees.
At the celebration, Robert Wargo, creator of the Bucks County Challenger Football and Cheerleader program, of Makefield, PA was named the Top Community Quarterback for his work bringing
the Pop Warner experience to individuals with special needs, offering them equal and inclusive opportunities on and off the field, and was awarded a $10,000 donation from Santander to a local non-profit of his choice. All nominees were recognized as partner of the Presenting Partner infield recognition and watched the Eagles take on Chicago from the Santander Field Club located in the end zone at the Eagles football stadium. In addition to the grant for Wargo, Santander also donated $5,000 to local non-profit organizations selected by the nine additional Community Quarterback finalists.
“As a company committed to respecting our customers and communities, the ‘Santander Community Quarterback’ program is the perfect opportunity for us to show respect to individuals who are change makers in greater Philadelphia,” said Os Rana, SVP of Brand, Media and Creative Integration at Santander Bank. “Robert has touched the lives of so many through his work with the Bucks County Challenger Football and Cheerleader program, and we are thrilled to partner with the Philadelphia Eagles to recognize the important contributions he is making in his local community.”
“Our 10 Community Quarterbacks demonstrate the selflessness, determination and passion that inspire us all, especially the Eagles organization,” said Tracy Foster, Vice President, Partnership Activations of the Philadelphia Eagles. “We’re grateful to work with Santander Bank again to give these Community Quarterbacks the recognition and honor they deserve.”
The ‘Santander Community Quarterback’ program was established to honor exceptional individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and commitment to improving their communities. All of these qualities exemplify respect. For a full list of the 2019 honorees, visit santanderbank.com/communityqb.
Santander is the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.