Challenger the eagle has become a source of inspiration and an unofficial mascot for fans of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Challenger the Bald Eagle
Challenger flew magnificently over a field-sized United States flag at Lincoln Financial Field in the 2018 NFC Championship Game.
On September 20, 2017, Bald Eagle Challenger and AEF staff traveled to Springfield, MO to help celebrate the opening of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
In his 11th appearance at a World Series game, Bald Eagle Challenger rocked the house with a perfect flight during the National Anthem.
The American Eagle Foundation’s trained non-releasable bald eagle “Challenger” will free-fly during the presentation of the Star Spangled Banner right before Game 3 of the World Series on Friday evening (Oct. 27, 2017) between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX.
Challenger has a busy schedule during the Fall. Check out recent stadium appearances Fall 2017.
Southwest is honored to be a part of Challenger’s Team as he gears up to take flight.
After a much-needed, month-long break, Challenger took flight once again at the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
During October and November, 2016, Challenger has been making appearances in many stadiums and convention centers throughout the United States.
An eagle release, outreach, and grand openings added to a busy Fall 2016 schedule for AEF.
Challenger wrapped up 2015 with a momentous and impressive flight on New Years Eve at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. After a month of rest, we embarked upon another busy travel season, flying and driving all over the country with Challenger and a couple other of our Bald Eagles to educate the public and inspire them to preserve this majestic species.
Millions of race fans from around the world got a very brief glimpse of the celebrity Bald Eagle “Challenger” as he soared over Turn One at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the singing of God Bless America (Indianapolis Children’s Choir) before the start of the Indy 500’s 100th Running race on Memorial Day Weekend.
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