Rodney McLeod’s Halloween Ping-Pong-A-Palooza for cancer research

October 31, 2017 GMT

Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod hosted a Halloween Ping-Pong-A-Palooza at SPiN Philadelphia October 30th to benefit the American Association for Cancer Research.

Party goers came out dressed up in their Halloween costumes and indulged in gourmet food and ping-pong games to support McLeod in his mission to raise money for cancer research. He was joined by fellow Eagles teammates including defensive backs Jalen Mills and Malcolm Jenkins.

The event began with food and beverages being circled around the room and non stop ping pong action going on at each ping pong table. The event ended with silent auctions of signed Eagles merchandise being sold and awards for best dressed Halloween costume was recognized.

“When I came to Philadelphia and saw everything that the AACR is doing for us, it was a no brainer for me to be about of it,” said Rodney McLeod who lost his grandmother to pancreatic cancer his senior year of high school said.

Philadelphia Eagles Jalen Mills opened up about having younger siblings and how he’d feel if they were battling cancer.

“These kids are showing how strong they are in fighting what they’re fighting and that was my whole point in coming out to this event to show support to them and my support to Rodney,” said Mills.

Philadelphia Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins, who’s been affected personally by cancer in his family, showed his respects for his teammate and his cause.

“My mom being a breast cancer survivor and also losing my grandma to cancer, this was an opportunity to support Rodney. Raise some money for a good cause and have a good time.”

To find out more about Rodney McLeod’s efforts in raising money for cancer research visit www.RodneyMcLeod23.com.