Philylacrosse.com, Posted 4/14/10
From Press Releases
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will present its 2010 Champion in the Community Award to the Katie Samson Foundation for its constant support of Magee’s Wheelchair Sports Program.
The award will be presented at Magee’s Tenth Annual Night of Champions fundraiser on May 7. The event – featuring dinner, music, raffle prizes and live and silent auctions -benefits Magee’s nationally recognized Wheelchair Sports Program, which provides former Magee patients and individuals with disabilities in the community with the opportunity to improve their quality of life through physical activity and competition. Sports offered through Magee include wheelchair basketball, rugby, tennis, and soccer.
The Tenth Annual Night of Champions begins at 6:30 pm, and will be held at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at 1301 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia. The event is open to the public and tickets are $125.00. For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call 215-587-3090 or visit MageeRehab.org.
The Katie Samson Foundation was created after Radnor graduate and lacrosse player Katie Samson was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a sledding accident in 2000 while a student-athlete at Middlebury College (CT). Since then, Samson, her friends, family and supporters have run the annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival, bringing dozens of men’s and women’s lacrosse teams and thousands of fans together in Radnor each year for a one-day celebration of the game.
Proceeds are given to Magee and other charities that support spinal cord injury research, care, and quality of life improvements to those with spinal cord injuries. To date, the Katie Samson Foundation has raised more than $1 million dollars.
The 10th Annual Katie Samson Lacrosse Festival will be held on Saturday, April 24 at Radnor.
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