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Magee Rehabilitation will celebrate its Eleventh Annual Night of Champions fundraiser on Friday, May 6 at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall on 1301 South Columbus Blvd., in Philadelphia, Pa. Magees Night of Champions includes dinner, raffle prizes, music from local band 61 North and auctions of autographed sports memorabilia, exclusive gifts, restaurant certificates, getaway weekends, and travel packages. All funds benefit the HospitalҒs Patient Programs.

NBA Hall-of-Famer Billy Cunningham, Philadelphia 76ers President Rod Thorn, Temple University Men's Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy, Phillies Director of Public Affairs Scott Palmer, former Philllie Dallas Green, former Eagle Mike Mamula, former Eagle John Spagnola, sports radio personality Howard Eskin, former Magee patient Adam Taliaferro, Temple University Football Defensive Coordinator Chuck Heater, Philly Inquirer and Daily News Columnist Dan Gross and more will be in attendance.

Stuart Greenberg, Program Director and 37-year employee in the Philadelphia Parks&Recreation Department, will receive the 2011 Magee Champion in the Community Award. The award is presented annually to a community leader who supports and advocates for individuals with disabilities. Mr. Greenberg is a longtime Magee supporter and wheelchair sports advocate. He organized the first summer adult wheelchair basketball league in 1993 (which boasts its 20th season this summer), and was the Director of the Carousel House- which is the cityҒs only recreation center dedicated solely to serving individuals with disabilities- from 1992-2003.

Magee provides an array of programs for its patients during their hospital stay and after they return home to the community. The funds raised at the Night of Champions will help support a variety of patient programs including Wheelchair Sports, Art Therapy, Horticulture Therapy, Patient Resource Center, and Chaplain Services.

Individual tickets for the Night of Champions cost $125, with many group sponsorship packages available. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please call (215) 587-3090.

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