The Hamburg Education Foundation hosts the Battle of the Birds event featuring players from the Philadelphia Eagles

Photo courtesy of Rod James A fan with one of the Eagles players at a previous Battle of the Birds.
Photo courtesy of Rod James On the court action from a previous Battle of the Birds.

The Birds are back for a rematch! On April 4, the Philadelphia Eagles return to Hamburg for an exciting basketball game like no other. Join the Hamburg Area Education Foundation for this exclusive Hamburg Area event.

The Battle of the Birds is a unique supporting event that fans rarely get a chance to witness anywhere else. Weíve brought together some of the best local athletes, including teachers, administrators and coaches of the Hamburg Area School District, to compete against players from one of the best professional football teams in an exciting game of basketball. The competition is formidable. Only one can win. Who will go home as the victors? Itís a great night for the family and Eagles fan alike!

Itís still a secret who will appear this year, but past players included DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Brent Celek, King Dunlap and Todd Herremans. Autograph session with the Eagles players will follow the game.

The purpose of this event is to raise money to establish an educational trust fund to generate yearly grants for students K-12. Students enrolled in the Hamburg Area School District will be given support to pursue their interests that allow them to advance academically, creatively and personally. Your support as one of our official sponsors is welcomed and will be greatly appreciated.


The Hamburg Area Education Foundation is an independent non-profit organization developed to cultivate opportunities to advance scholarly, creative and personal excellence in the Hamburg Area School District, and has been organized to accept and administer financial gifts or tax-deductible contributions. The goal of the foundation is to enhance educational opportunities for all students, encourage and support innovative educators, build a community involvement through a wide range of educational initiatives, and to strengthen the commitment of alumni support in academic programs. A board of directors composed of local citizens representing businesses, families and the Hamburg Area community assures that gifts and contributions will be directed to enhancing the school districtís educational programs.

The foundation will provide awards for programs and purposes that do no fall under district and state financial obligations. These awards are typically based on a competitive proposal process. Some programs of the foundation include student scholarships and grants for individual academic endeavors, teacher grants to support innovative educational projects and professional development, educators and artists in residence and community-based educational programs throughout the Hamburg Area School District.