Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/12/13
From Press Release
General admission and VIP tickets for the Philly Charity Showdown, by NXTsports, are now on sale for the special event on Friday, Nov. 15 at Citizens Bank Park.
General admission tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for kids under 12. NXTsports will also host a special catered VIP reception in the Citizens Bank Park Group Suites. All net proceeds from the Philly Charity Showdown go towards the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Minds Matter initiative, dedicated to Improving Pediatric Concussion Care.
The event is the first lacrosse event ever held at the Phillies home park.
All guests at the catered VIP reception will have a full view of the action on the field from an outdoor deck and a heated indoor suite, as well as catered food and beverages. There are a limited number of VIP reception tickets, and they are priced at $150 with all net revenues going to CHOP.
Both general admission and VIP tickets are now available for purchase through the Phillies box office. To purchase either general admission or VIP tickets please download the Ticket Order Form containing purchase instructions. You may also call the Phillies Phone Center at 215-463-1000 to order tickets directly.
About the Philly Charity Showdown
The Philly Charity Showdown at Citizens Bank Park is the kickoff to Philly Showcase weekend, the biggest lacrosse recruiting weekend of the year. Last year’s Philly Charity Showdown at PPL Park in Chester, PA, was attended by almost 100 NCAA lacrosse coaches.
This year’s Fourth-Annual Philly Charity Showdown will feature a tremendous lineup of club and high school lacrosse matchups, pitting some of Philadelphia’s finest high school and club programs against elite counterparts from across North America. The final list of teams participating in the Philly Charity Showdown will be released on Monday, September 16. Additional information about this year’s Philly Charity Showdown is available at ShowcaseLacrosse.com.
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 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.