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27 March 2009

Why you should go to Magee Rehab's Night of Champions

Hey all, just wanted to get word out about an event with which I'm affiliated. Magee Rehab helped me immensely after the hit-and-run and brain surgery at Cooper. I stayed there for nearly a month and can attest to the commitment that the employees have to helping their patients heal.
In the time since I left Magee, I've heard about their Night of Champions Event in May and actually joined the committee for it. So, here's the latest press release about the event. If you have any questions about it -- for example, "This sounds great! How can I make a donation to the charity auction or, better yet, buy tickets for the dinner so I can not only meet some folks from Magee, but local sports heroes?" -- you're in luck. Just go to this website for all the details. Or, just drop me an email.

For Immediate Release/Advisory/Photo Op
March 25, 2009
Contact: Kerry O’Connor
(215) 587-3363
(203) 581-4192

Jon Runyan added to list of local sports celebrities attending Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Night of Champions Event on May 8

Jon Runyan will be joining other celebrities from the Philadelphia sports world, including Howard Eskin, Adam Taliaferro, Billy Cunningham, Fran Dunphy, Mike Mamula, Scott Palmer, Joe Conklin and Brian Propp at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Ninth Annual Night of Champions held on May 8. The event, which begins at 6:30 pm, will once again be held at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at 1301 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia. (MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.)

Jon Runyan joined the Eagles in 2000 as an unrestricted free agent. With William Thomas and Jermane Mayberry, Runyan comprised the first-ever trio of Eagles offensive linemen to play in the NFC’s Pro Bowl in the 2002 season. Runyan has started 176 consecutive regular season games at right tackle, placing him third in the NFL among active starting players. Runyan is the only remaining player in the NFL to have been on the former Houston Oilers (before they became the Tennessee Titans). Involved in many charitable activities, Runyan received the Philly Sports Fans Choice Awards Humanitarian Award in 2006.

The Night of Champions event includes dinner, raffle prizes and auctions of autographed sports memorabilia, exclusive gifts, restaurant certificates, getaway weekends, and travel packages. All funds benefit Magee’s Wheelchair Sports Programs, which support athletic programs that help former Magee patients and individuals with disabilities in the community improve the quality of their lives through physical activity. Programs include wheelchair basketball, rugby, tennis, and soccer. Magee’s wheelchair sports programs have involved more than 450 athletes over the past 20 years.

For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call 215-587-3090.


Blogger okie said...

Looks good, Brian.

12:27 PM  

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