Connor Barwin keeping busy during the off-season

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- With all those off-season changes for the Eagles, we're all interested to see how the new additions mesh together - but Connor Barwin, looks at it differently.

"I'm not really interested to see. I think we're all going to make sure they mesh together just fine. I'm not gonna sit back and just watch and make sure, I think we need to make sure it's all just fine and comes together nicely," said Barwin.

The Eagles linebacker has been busy filling his free time this off season, by giving back.

On June 20th his Make The World Better Foundation will host their 2nd Annual Benefit Concert to help raise funds to rebuild Smith Playground in South Philadelphia.

"I see the difference it makes when you have kids that believe and have hope and feel comfortable where they are playing at - than the opposite," said Barwin.

Philanthropy is just part of who Barwin is.

Just last week he and Mark Sanchez paid a visit to Temple hospital to visit victims of the Amtrak train derailment - and he couldn't believe how well they were received...

"It's kinda crazy really. You don't think that you're going to make that much of a difference but the feedback we got when we got there was pretty cool," said Barwin.

For Barwin, playing football here is a privilege and making a difference is his job.

"This is where I live in Philadelphia. I want to be on the best team, I want to be on the best Eagles team ever. I also want where I live to be the best city and I want it to be the best place for kids to grow up. It's just something about me, I feel like it's important to do and I think I have the ability to do it and I should," said Barwin.

More information on Barwin's MTWB Foundation's 2nd annual Benefit Concert:

The event will feature a barbecue and performances by Mac DeMarco (solo), The Suffers, and Philly's own Marian Hill, with all proceeds going to Smith Playground in South Philadelphia (2100 S 24th St. Philadelphia, PA).

The concert will be held Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Union Transfer (1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19123)

Tickets can be purchased online at
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