JUL 02, 2018
Helping Those with Autism is More Important than Winning a Super Bowl for the Philadelphia Eagles
Winning a Super Bowl is the top priority for 31 of the 32 NFL owners. Jeffrey Lurie’s top priority is spread awareness about autism. Not only is Lurie more successful in spreading his message than ever before, he and his Eagles won Super Bowl LII (52) in February 2018, so he must be doing something correctly. This victory gifted Lurie the perfect opportunity to talk about autism and bring autism into the spotlight, something done very rarely in sports. Lurie waited 24 years an an NFL owner to help his brother, and Jeffrey is not stopping anytime soon.
Jeffrey Lurie purchased the Philadelphia Eagles in 1994 for $185 Million dollars. At the time it was the most money spent on a sports franchise ever. Lurie was mocked and his decision was not understood by many. Currently however, Lurie’s plan and successes are clear to everybody. Two years before his purchase of the Eagles, an event took place that eventually lead Jeffrey Lurie to purchase the Eagles. In 1992, Jeffrey Lurie truly communicated with his brother for the first time.
Lurie celebrating the Super Bowl LII victory in February 2018
Original Image by: Michael Bryant (Staff Photographer for philly.com)
For Jeffrey Lurie’s entire life, he has wanted to help his brother by spreading awareness about autism and creating opportunities for research in autism. These personal priorities are even more important to him than winning a championship with the Eagles. 2018 has been quite the year for Jeffrey Lurie. His team won the Super Bowl, his second autism event had an amazing response. The word about autism is spreading, not only by the Eagles, but all over professional sports well. This is the year that Lurie’s investment in the Eagles has truly paid off. Success on the field and success in helping his brother and others with autism has been achieved. The Philadelphia Eagles have a bright future in the NFL, but the brightest future belongs to a determined Jeffrey Lurie and his lifelong desire to help his brother. The awareness of autism will only spread farther with each day, and with it, helpful actions such as research and treatments that will benefit all who are involved.
Original Banner Image by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPTy0BKYM2U