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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 Katie Samson Foundation was created after local Pennsylvania lacrosse player Katie Samson was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a sledding accident in 2000. Since then, Katie, 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, PA 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. This year's festival will be held on April 24 at Radnor High School.
 
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 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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