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The Maxwell Football Club is an active participant in football at all levels 52 weeks of the year. Several years ago, the Club provided a grant that led to the development of the short cleat that greatly reduces knee injuries.
The development of the cleat was just the beginning of the Club’s involvement in research into football injuries. Injury clinics were held at Swarthmore College, Tiny Maxwell’s Alma Mater, West Chester University, the University of Pennsylvania and Delaware Valley College. The Club joined with Temple University’s Sports Medicine Clinic providing a traveling trainer who went to area high schools to establish injury prevention programs there. Lankenau Hospital Sports Medicine pre-testing program for high school students to help prevent and reduce injuries was another beneficiary of the Club’s support.
In the fall of 1985, the Maxwell Club took a major stand on the proliferation of drug and alcohol abuse among the young people of this nation. The Club founded FAD (Footballers Against Drugs which involved into Fight Against Drugs and Families Against Drugs). A poster campaign was one of the initial efforts of FAD. Posters depicting a body bag and the legend "SACKED" went to nearly 5,000 junior and senior high schools in the tri-state area as well as to colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The Maxwell Football Club believes the ultimate solution to the drug problem in our schools is through education and orientation of the young people and the importance of "Positive Peer Pressure." After initial funding by the Maxwell Club, the FAD program through the assistance of the Maxwell Club, received major financial support first from SmithKline Beckman Corporation and then from many more Companies, Foundations and individuals. FAD had been recognized by former President Ronald Reagan with an invitation to the White House and by President George Bush who recognized the FAD program when he was in Philadelphia in July of 1990 for an anti-drug rally that was orchestrated by FAD (now known as TEAM FAD) and the Maxwell Football Club. In June of 1990, the FAD program became an independent anti-drug program and is known as TEAM FAD. The Maxwell Football Club continues to support the fight against drugs.
The Maxwell Club continues to support the Philadelphia All Star game which it has been involved with since its inception. Over the years, the Club has had an ongoing interest and has been happy to support the efforts of many organizations, to name just a few: PAL (Police Athletic League), Pop Warner Little Scholars, Eagles Fly for Leukemia, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Childrens Hospital, the American Heart Association and many more organizations where we can be of some help.