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Raheem Brock, the starting Defensive Tackle of the Super Bowl XLI Champion Indianapolis Colts and a Philadelphia native, will be joining other celebrities from the Philadelphia sports world, including Jon Runyan, 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.

Brock grew up in the Germantown section of Philly, was a stand-out, four letter athlete at Dobbins AVT High School, and played football for Temple University where earned All-Big East Conference Second Team honors.He was drafted by the Eagles in 2002 and traded to the Colts where he has compiled 365 tackles, 25 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and 13 fumble recoveries in his career.

Along with his many charitable contributions to the Philadelphia community, Brock also owns the Wingstop Restaurant at 1600 N. Broad Street, across the the Street from Temple University.

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 or visit MageeRehab.org.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.


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