Soul hosts United Way & Jaws Youth Playbook
Wednesday May 15, 2013
A Night to Benefit Local Youth
PHILADELPHIA (May 15, 2013) - On Saturday, July 6 at 7:05 p.m., the Philadelphia Soul presented by Parx Casino, will host an incredible night of awareness and fundraising to benefit local youth at the Soul game against the Chicago Rush at the NovaCare Field at the Wells Fargo Center.
In partnership with United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) and Jaws Youth Playbook (JYP), this game will provide an opportunity for more than 5,000 Philadelphia-area at-risk youth to experience a professional football game. The tickets donated by JYP will be distributed by UWGPSNJ to many deserving children in the communities throughout the Philadelphia area.
“United Way is a phenomenal partner of the Jaws Youth Playbook,” said Soul and JYP Founder Ron Jaworski. “They do a tremendous job with their education, income and health programs and are an integral part of making our communities stronger. The Soul and JYP are excited to reward children with the United Way support by bringing them out to a Soul game for an experience they will never forget.”
In addition to providing tickets for the game, $15 for every ticket sold through www.philadelphiasoul.com/liveunited will be donated to UWGPSNJ’s Impact Fund. Tickets start as low as $28. These funds will help United Way build academic and social supports for youth at risk of dropping out of school, and design programs to help young people stay on track to graduate high school, college and be career-ready.
“We are grateful for our collaboration with Jaws Youth Playbook and the Philadelphia Soul,” said Jill Michal, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. “Partnerships like these allow us to make a much greater impact in the lives of our youth than any of us can achieve alone.”
We ask you to join us for a great night filled with family entertainment, winning football, awareness of United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey and appreciation to the Jaws Youth Playbook for their support. Simply go to www.philadelphiasoul.com/liveunited and order your tickets. You must order your tickets through this web page in order for the $15 donation per ticket to be counted.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA SOUL
The Philadelphia Soul are presented by Parx Casino. They capped their seventh Arena Football League season by capturing the 2012 American Conference championship. The Soul will play their next game on Saturday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. ET against the Orlando Predators on CBS Sports Network. For 2013 season tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a representative by filling out the form on www.philadelphiasoul.com. Follow the Soul on Facebook at facebook.com/soul and Twitter at twitter.com/soulfootball.
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people’s lives. United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measures the results. United Way is advancing the common good in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey by positively impacting the lives of people throughout the region in the areas of education, income, and health.
Jaws Youth Playbook is the foundation of Ron Jaworski, former Philadelphia Eagle and current ESPN NFL Analyst and Philadelphia Soul Owner. The foundation raises money to support youth health and wellness programs for underserved communities in the Greater Philadelphia Region. JYP is honored to be the bridge to bring together the Soul, UWGPSNJ and you to be a part of the July 6 game!