HughE Dillon is a Philadelphia-based photographer and creator of the PhillyChitChat blog. Follow him on Twitter @HughE_Dillon and on Instagram @PhillyChitChat.
The Philadelphia Union Foundation raised more than $250,000 during a fundraising gala, held on Wednesday. The event celebrated the impact of those that have gone above and beyond, both on and off the field, to make a substantial difference in Philadelphia, and the money raised will benefit soccer programs in Chester schools.
The honorees included two-time FIFA World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Carli Lloyd, as well as Mayor Jim Kenney, and Fred Penny, President of Bimbo Bakeries USA. All three individuals have shown how soccer can be a driving force for good. Guests were joined by Philadelphia Union players like Alejandro Bedoya, Jack McGlynn, and Quinn Sullivan, as well as other notable community members.
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