Sister inspires Eagles' Singleton for a worthy cause

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alex Singleton is already a success story on the field.

The Eagles linebacker has gone from playing in the Canadian Football League to being a backup, to emerging as a starting linebacker. Singleton has put together an impressive 2020 season, but the Eagles aren't the only ones benefiting from his tackles. Singleton is raising money through a Pledge It campaign for every tackle he makes this season. The money goes as a donation to the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.

The cause is near and dear to Singleton's heart. His older sister, Ashley, suffers from Down syndrome and is also a Special Olympian.

"It's huge to me to be able to have Special Olympics with my sister and just have all of the other athletes be a part of my life," said Singleton. "They’re my inspiration. It’s the reason I play with a smile. It’s the reason why I enjoy the game."