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Jon Runyan will be joining other celebrities from the Philadelphia sports world, including Howard Eskin, Adam Taliaferro, Billy Cunningham, Fran Dunphy, Mike Mamula, Scott Palmer, and Brian Propp at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Ninth Annual Night of Champions 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.

 Jon Runyan joined the Eagles in 2000 as an unrestricted free agent. With William Thomas and Jermane Mayberry, Runyan comprised the first-ever trio of Eagles offensive linemen to play in the NFC’s Pro Bowl in the 2002 season. Runyan has started 176 consecutive regular season games at right tackle, placing him third in the NFL among active starting players. Runyan is the only remaining player in the NFL to have been on the former Houston Oilers (before they became the Tennessee Titans). Involved in many charitable activities, Runyan received the Philly Sports Fans Choice Awards Humanitarian Award in 2006.   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 ticket information, call 215-587-3090, or 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, 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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