Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/15/13
NXTsports is very proud to invite you and the entire Philadelphia lacrosse community to attend the Philly Charity Showdown tonight at Citizens Bank Park, the legendary home of the Phillies, and one of Philadelphia’s great sports landmarks.
Those in attendance will not only get to see the first lacrosse games ever played at Citizens Bank Park, but will also be supporting a great cause. All net proceeds from tonight’s NXTsports Philly Charity Showcase will go to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to support CHOP’s Minds Matter initiative dedicated to improving youth concussion care, outreach and awareness.
Gates at Citizens Bank Park open at 4 pm, and the first game begins at 5 pm. There will be a total of five games during the evening, as some of Philadelphia’s finest high school and club programs battle elite counterparts from across the nation.
Thanks to the Phillies all parking (in Lot S off of Pattison Avenue) is free, concessions will be open inside the stadium, the Philly Phanatic will be in the house, and the weather looks to be just perfect. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door, tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under, with all net ticket proceeds going to CHOP.
We hope you consider coming down to Citizens Bank Park for what will be a landmark lacrosse event in support of an important cause.
Philly Charity Showdown Event Game Schedule:
5:00pm • Episcopal Academy (PA) vs. Team Harley* (PA) (*comprised mostly of players from Radnor, Conestoga & Springfield High Schools)
5:55pm • St. Augustine Prep (NJ) vs. LB3 Atlanta (GA)
6:50pm • HEADstrong (PA) vs. Long Island Express (NY)
7:45pm • NXT L.C. (PA) vs. Top Gun Fighting Clams (MA)
8:40pm • Titanium Elite (Midwest All-Stars) vs. 3D New England (MA)
Tickets for the Event (All Net Ticket Proceeds to Benefit CHOP)
The Philly Charity Showdown at Citizens Bank Park is open to the public. General admission tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for kids age 12 and under.
About The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Founded in 1855, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the birthplace of pediatric medicine in America. Throughout its history, a passionate spirit of innovation has driven this renowned institution to pursue scientific discovery, establish the highest standards of patient care, train future leaders in pediatrics and advocate for children’s health. A haven of hope for children and families worldwide, CHOP is a nonprofit charitable organization that relies on the generous support of its donors to continue to set the global standard for pediatric care.
About Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Care
Concussions receive substantial attention in national media, but these injuries affect more than just professional athletes. An estimated 650,000 concussions occur among children and adolescents each year in the U.S. Visits to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for concussion have increased by 400 percent since 2009, and a medical record review showed that only half of those cases were sports related. Because the job of a child is school and not sport, focusing on “return to learn,” as well as return to play, is essential.
CHOP’s primary and specialty care network uniquely positions us to be a regional and national leader in concussion care. Our Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Care clinical program serves as the infrastructure for 1) a strong research program investigating the scientific foundation for concussion management and prevention and 2) an evidence-based outreach program that disseminates messages to key stakeholders in concussion management and prevention.
Can’t attend, but would like to support the cause?
To learn more about Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Care and how you can support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, please contact Matt DiBattista, Assistant Director, Event Fundraising and Community Partnerships at 267-426-6502