Fred Hill (American football)
||This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (March 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Date of birth||August 13, 1943|
|Place of birth||Parma, Ohio, U.S.|
|AFL draft||1965 / Round: 16 / Pick: 123|
|Drafted by||Oakland Raiders|
|NFL draft||1965 / Round: 4 / Pick: 48|
Frederick Gordon "Fred" Hill (born August 13, 1943) is a former professional American football player.
|This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (March 2011)|
In 1971, his five-year-old daughter Kim (August 11, 1966 – March 5, 2011) was diagnosed with leukemia. His teammates, general manager Jim Murray, and team owner Leonard Tose rallied around the family. In the aftermath of her successful treatment, the team in 1972 initiated the Eagles Fly for Leukemia philanthropic program, and Hill, Murray, and teammates co-founded the very first Ronald McDonald House, which opened in Philadelphia in 1974. Kim Hill died in 2011.
The Eagles had a tie-in with McDonald's Shamrock Shake. By donating a share of every shake sold to the Eagles Fly for Leukemia, McDonald's acquired naming rights.
At one home game each season, the Eagles pass a bucket in the stands for donations to the Eagles Fly for Leukemia charity.
|This biographical article relating to an American football tight end born in the 1940s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|