PHILADELPHIA -  Philly PR Girl’s 7th annual charity tailgating event, Turkey Day Tailgate, took place on October 30, 2022, before the Eagles vs. Steelers game. Guests experienced the ultimate tailgating event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBSI). This year the event raised $6,500 to help the nonprofit continue to deliver mentoring programs that ignite the power and promise of youth in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.


The presenting sponsors for the event were The O’Hara Home Team and Tito's Handmade Vodka. The O’Hara Home Team and Philly PR Girl created this event seven years ago for their friends and family to give back to the community during the season of giving.

“We never thought the event would get this big,” says Kate Marlys, the Owner of Philly PR Girl. “Working with O’Hara Home Team over the last seven years has been so much fun, and giving back to our community is a core principle of both companies.”

Tito’s generously donated to BBBSI and served five custom cocktails at the event. Other sponsors include First Choice Mortgage Advisors, who provided face painting, SQS Square Settlements, Liberty One Wealth Advisors, and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.

Host, the producer, and radio personality, Natalie Egenolf, was back hosting the tailgate this year! DJ Martin also returned and brought music that excited attendees to support the Eagles. Guests also got an early taste of the holidays with Primo Hoagies' signature “Primo Pilgrim” sandwich and must-have Thanksgiving sides, including stuffing, sweet potatoes, and mac and cheese provided by Kay Kay's from South Philly. There was also Rosé from City Winery, HazyIPA from nicethingsBEER, Top Dog Cocktails, and two signature beers from Yards Brewery. For dessert, Saxby’s, Insomnia Cookies, and Manna Bakery provided pastries and cookies for a tailgating treat. Throughout the tailgate, guests could get pick-me-ups with coffee from Saxby’s and energy drinks from Philadelphia Eagle Haason Reddick's energy drink, R7 Energy. Memoriez Photobooth documented the day with its fantastic photo booth setup.

Raffle and auction winners took home fabulous prizes, including Philadelphia Eagles tickets, signed merchandise from the Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia Union, Museum of Illusions tickets, dinner and a show at City Winery, and so much more! The event wasn’t complete without a spooky twist! Michael Myers himself made a surprise appearance, haunting guests throughout the tailgate. This year’s Turkey Day Tailgate was a total win, bringing around 400 people together to tailgate for good.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence

Since 1915, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence has been creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach creates positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. Through its community-based and school-based youth mentoring programs, more than 1,600 children are served annually in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. In 2015, the organization created MENTOR Independence Region to work with external organizations to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for greater Philadelphia’s young people and close the mentoring gap.​ Learn how to get involved at www.independencebigs.org.

About Philly PR Girl

Philly PR Girl is devoted to delivering creative and highly effective communication strategies to our clients. We’re building relationships; therefore, we approach every client and partner with an intimate, boutique-style level of attention and care. Philly PR Girl strives to do work that we strongly believe in alongside clients we are passionate about working with. To learn more about Philly PR Girl services, visit www.phillyprgirl.com.

The O'Hara Home Team

Let's find our place in the world. The O’Hara Home Team specializes in building wealth through Real Estate. Our team has been in the industry since 2015, championing for our clients, educating our sphere of influence, and curating paths to a dream lifestyle. Whether buying your first pad, laddering up to your dream home or purchasing a vacation home, we are always here to help. Licensed in PA and NJ, we help our clients from the burbs to the beach. Dream big and visit www.oharahometeam.com.

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