Join Super Bowl Champion, Philadelphia Eagles Safety Rodney Mcleod for his 2nd Annual Halloween Event benefiting the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Let’s Tackle 23k for Cancer Research Together!
Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, and more!
Lucky Strike Philadelphia
1336 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
VIP: $100 includes 30-minute early arrival
to mix and mingle with players including photos,
signatures & gifting.
VIP Platinum: $1000 Includes private lane plus signed
SB team football or jersey *Based on availability
TIME TO GET CREATIVE
Prizes for best costume!
As an ambassador for the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation, Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod has announced “Race to $23K for Cancer Research,” a fundraiser to support lifesaving cancer research at the AACR. For every interception, forced fumble, sack, or tackle for a loss this season, McLeod will donate $1,000 to the AACR Foundation in support of pancreatic cancer research, with the goal of raising $23,000.
McLeod is encouraging his fans to join him in the fight against cancer through several initiatives he is spearheading. For more information and to participate in the Race to 23k for Cancer Research visit the official AACR website.
Essentia Water taps Rodney McLeod to discuss what it takes to be an overachiever. From an undrafted free agent out of the University of Virginia, to a Super Bowl Champion, Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod has proven that hard work and sacrifice can lead to great things.
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While embellished gowns and massive diamonds take center stage at most awards shows, Wednesday’s ESPYs red carpet was all about men and their bare chests.
Perhaps as a way to cope with the sweltering Los Angeles heat, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills wore a custom red three-piece suit by Damari Savile, but opted to show off his tattooed pecs instead of wearing a shirt.
Mills’ look was downright tame compared to his teammate Rodney McLeod’s. The Eagles safety ditched a vest in favor of going completely topless under his purple suit, and proudly flaunted his washboard abs for photographers.
Other menswear highlights from the ESPYs? Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon‘s embellished white jacket, new Laker JaVale McGee’s floral tux and $1,290 Gucci fanny pack and breakthrough athlete winner Donovan Mitchell’s Spiderman-themed suit (a nod to the Utah Jazz guard’s nickname, “Spida”).
At the 2018 ESPY Awards, gone was the basic black suit — at least, for the most part. Instead, men opted for daring styles that stood out.
JaVale McGee stood out in a pair of rose-patterned pants with a matching suit jacket. The Los Angeles Lakers star accessorized with a trendy red Gucci fanny pack and dark sunglasses, completing his look with black velvety slippers.
McGee was not the only Lakers star to make a splash on the red carpet style. Kyle Kuzma rejected the standard black tux jacket in favor of a teal, snakeskin-print. The basketball player went simple with his footwear, choosing shiny black shoes.
Another of McGee and Kuzma’s teammates, Josh Hart, made a bold statement with his footwear, keeping his attire simple in an all-black look consisting of a patterned jacket, fitted trousers and a black dress shirt. Hart completed his look with embellished black slippers that added a pop to his otherwise monochrome outfit.
Of course, Lakers stars were not the only men to experiment with their looks at this year’s ESPY Awards.
NFL player Rodney McLeod went bold in a bright purple suit and glittery Chelsea boots. The Philadelphia Eagle went shirtless, showing off his tattooed chest and cross necklace.
McLeod’s teammate Jalen Mills chose a similarly daring look. Like McLeod, he opted for no shirt, flaunting his abs in a red three-piece suit that he paired with matching shoes. Mills accessorized with oversized sunglasses and dyed his usually dark hair a bright Eagles green.
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With Philly in the sports spotlight for the NFL Draft, Philadelphia Eagles Brent Celek and Rodney McLeod talk football, family, and free time.
Rodney McLeod and Brent Celek in action at the Linc.
Run down the stats and Brent Celek and Rodney McLeod don’t seem to have much in common. Celek, who began his career as a fifth-round draft pick under Andy Reid, is a veteran Eagles tight end and has been a fixture on both the football and philanthropy scenes in Philly for more than a decade. McLeod, who grew up around the Washington, DC area, just wrapped up his first season with the Eagles as a safety after starting out as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams, and is still getting to know his adopted hometown. But they do have one big thing in common: They love the food in Philly, from out-of-the-way pizza joints to stalwart dining experiences like Buddakan. Fresh off a charity fashion show for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Celek and McLeod donned suits instead of uniforms to talk to Philadelphia Style.
When did you both know that football was more than a hobby?
Brent Celek: I always knew I loved football. I watched all the games growing up, especially Notre Dame. I liked the Eagles but the Pittsburgh Steelers were my favorite team because of Jerome Bettis. He’s my favorite player of all time. I started playing tight end as a freshman in high school. During the first game I caught a touchdown pass, and I knew that was the position I wanted to play.
Rodney McLeod: My mom always made sure we did extracurricular activities, so I played football and basketball, and ran track growing up. I went to the Junior Olympics for track and ran in the Penn Relays in high school. I enjoyed it but I knew football was where I wanted to be. I didn’t want to just run—I wanted to have a purpose behind it. Track has really helped me on the field from a conditioning standpoint. I’ve got a lot of miles on these legs.
What were your first impressions about Philadelphia?
RM: I’m from the DC area so there are a lot of similarities. I had only been to Philly once before, but I had friends from here so I knew a lot about the city—like the cheesesteaks. I still don’t have a favorite.
BC: Cincinnati was like a ghost town compared to Philadelphia; I had never really been to a major city before. One of the first things that I heard was about the people, that it was a rougher, tougher city. And it turns out that it is. [Laughs] But I liked that. It’s changed me for the better.
How are you spending the off season?
RM: I’m going to stay in Philly and check out new restaurants. I have a whole list on my phone. I’ve knocked a lot of tourist stuff off my bucket list already: the Rocky steps, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell.
BC: My family and I are going to a cabin in the Midwest. I like to cook, so I’ll make everything from scratch, and read a lot. Being a new dad is the greatest thing ever. My daughter has really changed how I see the world.
What’s one thing people might not know about you?
RM: I’m the oldest of five brothers and sisters so I always helped out growing up, from making grilled cheese to changing diapers.
BC: I’m an entrepreneur at heart. Real estate is my passion so I’m getting more involved in that. And I’m working with a local R&B artist, Guordan Banks, on his music career. Music is my other passion.