It’s not officially an epidemic, but it’s not as if you can go anywhere in New Castle County or most of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington schools and not get a touch of Super Bowl Fever courtesy of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The NFC champion Eagles earned themselves a pass to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis to square off Feb. 4 against the New England Patriots after Sunday’s 38-7 walloping of the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field.
Students at Holy Angels School are the latest to populate the Philadelphia Eagles bandwagon and they did it in conjunction with a good cause.
A special “Souper Bowl” Dress Down Day was held today at the school in Newark. Students at the school celebrated the upcoming Super Bowl during its monthly dress down day. For a $2 donation and one can of soup per family for the St. Vincent De Paul Pantry, students were allowed to show football allegiance by wearing their favorite football team jersey or sweatshirt.
St. Mark’s got into the act with a gaggle of students showing their green while mugging it up during school celebrations, but the big news there was one of their own who is part of the Eagles team, or at least the organization. Josh Weldin, St. Mark’s Class of 2015, is currently working as an intern for the team’s field operations group. He spent time Sunday night with the NFC championship trophy, which of course is not the trophy the Eagles really seek. Their plan is to hoist the Lombardi Trophy a week from Sunday.
After a shout-out from The Dialog, numerous schools answered the call with Eagles fever photos of their own.
St. Edmond’s Academy, Ursuline Academy and Padua Academy all checked in.
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