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610 WIP’s Howard Eskin will be joining other celebrities from the Philadelphia sports world, including Andy Reid, Brian Propp, Adam Taliaferro, Billy Cunningham, Fran Dunphy, Mike Mamula, Scott Palmer, Pat Morris, Dave Shultz, Jon Harris and Joe Conklin, at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Tenth Annual Night of Champions held on May 7. 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)

A Philadelphia native and Northeast High School graduate, Howard Eskin hosts sports talk shows for radio and television. He mainly works in the Philadelphia area, but has also been nationally recognized by NBC, PBS and ESPN for his coverage of breaking stories and ability to stir public opinion. Eskin regularly supports several charities and fundraisers, including Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Night of Champions.

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 21 years.

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

For more information about this year's Night of Champions, click here.

To watch a video of Magee's Wheelchair Sports Programs featured on Comcast, click here.

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, orthopaedic 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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