LovePup Foundation reaps benefit of Eagles fan-base philanthropy
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
For the third year in a row, EaglesWest, a local fan club of the Philadelphia Eagles football team based out of Rockbar Inc. in Scottsdale, spent this past football season collecting money via 50/50 raffle tickets and donated merchandise auctions to benefit the LovePup Foundation.
The LovePup Foundation is a nonprofit dog rescue organization that lives by the mantra “Don’t Shop, Please Adopt” that was originally started in the home of local radio DJ Johnjay Van Es and his wife Blake.
EaglesWest, proponents of the effort say, was able to greatly increase their donation amount this year based on the Eagles’ success on the football field and the fortune of having the Super Bowl here in Arizona. Thanks in part to the additional Super Bowl fans, EaglesWest was able to raise almost double their donation amount from last year.
EaglesWest, yesterday, delivered a check for $20,000 to the LovePup Foundation in Scottsdale at 6405 E. Thomas Road.
Several integral members of the EaglesWest group were joined by the owner of Rockbar Inc., the employees of LovePup — including some furry friends — and Johnjay and Blake Van Es.