Eagles players keeping mentorship in fashion with annual Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Some Eagles players are helping raise money for youth mentorship nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters with their 2020 Fashion Touchdown show.

It's the seventh year in a row that players and Philadelphia fashion visionaries are teaming up. The annual show will be presented virtually on Nov. 9.

"Feel good right now, excited," Isaiah Harris of Germantown said. "It’s been fun."

Harris is the "little brother" to Eagles safety Rodney McLeod. He has taken on the duty of auctioning off McLeod's No. 23 jersey for the third year in a row.

Eagles player Rodney McLeod and Isaiah Harris of Germantown at the 2018 Fashion Touchdown
Eagles player Rodney McLeod and Isiah Harris of Germantown at the 2018 Fashion Touchdown Photo credit Courtesy of Yolanda Sydnor

Despite being just 16 years old, and a junior in high school, Harris isn't breaking a sweat.

"Nervous? No, not nervous at all," he said. "The first time doing it, I was pretty nervous. But the second time the next year, I was ready for it."

To keep participants safe from COVID-19, the fashion show will be virtual this year. Harris’ mother, Yolanda Sydnor, says he is doing is part on video from Germantown.

"They’re going to do Isiah’s part here at home on the porch," Sydnor said. "So, he’s doing his thing. He’s doing things big right now. Very proud of him."

Harris said he chose to represent Philly fashion with "a blue suit, light-blue shirt and a tie."

Philadelphia fashion icon Joan Shepp is curating the womenwear. Menswear is curated by Damari Savile, the design house founded by former Eagle Malcolm Jenkins.