PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Philadelphia Eagles Chris Long, Jason Kelce, Haloti Ngata and former Eagle Beau Allen are among NFL players planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro this March in an effort to raise awareness about the clean water crisis in Tanzania
The quest is tied to the Conquering Kili program, which defensive end Long developed alongside former Seattle Seahawk and active-duty Green Beret Nate Boyer as part of the Waterboys initiative.
The program gives combat veterans a new mission that serves people in need, as funds raised from the mission will go toward building wells for communities in East Africa.
Blake Watson, a Marine combat veteran who lost his long on his first deployment in Iraq, made the first climb in February 2016 with Boyer.
To date, more than $275,000 has been raised to construct wells in Tanzania, according to the Chris Long Foundation.
Long posted the Conquering Kili ‘roster’ on Instagram Tuesday. On Saturday, Long was named the 2018 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for his philanthropic efforts.