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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's 10th Annual Night of Champions, which was held at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall on South Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia on May 7, raised $185,000 (a new Night of Champions record) for Magee’s Wheelchair Sports Program, which includes rugby, tennis, soccer and basketball teams.

Guests enjoyed dinner, raffle prizes and auctions of autographed sports memorabilia, exclusive gifts, restaurant certificates, getaway weekends, and travel packages.

They also enjoyed a performance of Joe Conklin’s comedy and impersonations.

Sports Celebs in attendance included current Eagle Winston Justice, Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski, NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham, former Eagle and current Jersey Congressional candidate Jon Runyan, former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro, Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy, former Eagle Mike Mamula, former sportscaster and current Phillies Director of  Public Affairs Scott Palmer, radio personality Joe Conklin, Philadelphia Kixx defender Pat Morris, former Eagle Jon Harris and former Flyers Brian Propp.

Eagles Coach Andy Reid, radio personality Howard Eskin and former Flyer Dave Shultz were scheduled to attend, but could not make it.

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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