JON BON JOVI delivered the following speech on October 5th, 2006 in Philadelphia, PA at the Press Event announcing the establishment of the PHILADELPHIA SOUL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and their partnership with PROJECT H.O.M.E., SATURN and HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.
On Thursday, OCTOBER 5, 2006 representatives from the PHILADELPHIA SOUL, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, SATURN and PROJECT HOME gathered in North Central Philadelphia in front of a large crowd of invited guests and media to announce several new initiatives:
PRESIDENT CLINTON JOINS JON BON JOVI AS THE ROCK ICON REVEALS A NEW MODEL OF PHILANTHROPY THAT UNITES GLOBAL & LOCAL CHARITIES & CORPORATE AMERICA
From day one, ownership’s intention was to ensure that this team was different from other sports franchises.
Inherent in the goals for success in Philadelphia was ownership’s determination to have this football team (everyone: the owners, players and all associates) focus not only on the game being played on the field but also on the good the organization could do within the greater Philadelphia community in which they were to play and live. The goal? WINNERS BOTH ON THE FIELD AND OFF.