Philadelphia Eagles Football Art
During the playoffs I have created football art painting of plays from the teams where some of my family live. This football painting is of the football team Philadelphia Eagles in the city where one of my niece’s lives. The painting is of receiver Torry Smith during the NFC Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. In the third quarter of the football game, Smith caught a 41 yard pass from quarterback Nick Foles. Torry caught the ball in front of Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings and dove into the end zone. Torry had a good game with five catches for sixty-nine yards, but what made it special was this touchdown catch. That’s me with the painting – sports artist John Robertson
Torrey Smith Family Fund
I didn’t know much about Torry Smith before doing the painting. Mot of the time I just read basic statistics and a little history about the players – just to keep informed. What I discovered about Torry Smith was his foundation – The Torrey Smith Family Fund. It is a…”nonprofit that aims to provide youth with the tools they need to identify, unleash and reach their full potential.” Here is a website giving information about the foundation TorreySmith.org and information on his work in the community. It sounds like a great organization. What I liked in particular was a couple of things they did. To quote from his web page, ….During the 2016 offseason, Smith funded every school in East Baltimore to help give students the tools and opportunities they need to succeed. He appeared on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to promote the effort. Another progream,…”In honor of Torrey’s late brother, Tevin Jones, the Torrey Smith Family Fund awards four annual college scholarships to high school seniors. Recipients of the scholarship are awarded $5,000, distributed over four years. What a great gift to the community. All my best to you, Torry.