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Soul and Virtua to Host Town Takeover

Tuesday May 15, 2018

 PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Philadelphia Soul (3-1) and Virtua Health will host a Town Takeover at Total Turf Experience in Pitman, NJ (614 Lambs Road) this Thursday, May 17 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Virtua is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Soul on this spectacular community event,” said Kate Gillespie, Virtua AVP of Orthopedics. “The Town Takeover is all about fun, but we will also share a message about the importance of exercise and teamwork with the young people who attend.”

Soul fans of all ages will meet the 2018 Soul players and coaches while learning key skills and drills from the top talent in the league. Soulman and the 2018 Philadelphia Soulmates dance team will also be meeting and greeting with fans and are available for photos and autographs, as well as Soul Owner, former Philadelphia Eagle and 6abc contributor, Ron Jaworski. Throughout the event, kids can enjoy an interactive area with bounce houses, an obstacle course, a DJ and more.

“Our players, coaches and staff enjoy getting out and interacting with the families and fans in our community. It’s at the core of what we do,” said Soul Vice President, Business Operations, Marc Zamarin. “So it’s a perfect fit to collaborate with a partner like Virtua, whose commitment to the community fuels everything that they do, as well.”

The Philadelphia Soul Town Takeover, presented by Virtua is free and open to the public and media. All media inquiries are to be directed to Gabbi Townsend by Thursday morning via email at gtownsend@philadelphiasoul.com. For more details on the Town Takeover, visit www.philadelphiasoul.com/virtuatowntakeover.

The Soul play their next game at home on Saturday, May 19th against the Albany Empire (1-2). Kickoff is set for 6:00 p.m. and the game is presented by PA Lottery. Visit www.philadelphiasoul.com for tickets.

ABOUT VIRTUA

As one of New Jersey’s largest, non-profit health systems, Virtua provides comprehensive health care services to achieve its mission to help people be well, get well and stay well. Virtua provides services through Virtua Medical Group with 500 physicians and other clinicians, and at its urgent care centers, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, health and wellness centers, fitness centers, home health services, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, and paramedic program. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers nearly 8,000 babies a year. It provides health services to 1,500 businesses, and participates in Virtua Physician Partners, a clinically integrated network of 1,000 physicians and other clinicians. Virtua is affiliated with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for pediatrics. It employs over 9,000 and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley many times since 2007. It is the recipient of a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality of care, and its hospitals earned straight A’s in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group and the 2016 Patient Safety Award from Healthgrades. U.S. News and World Report ranked Virtua’s Mount Holly and Voorhees hospitals as High Performing Hospitals and Voorhees as a Best Regional Hospital. Virtua is also the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA SOUL

The back-to-back World Champion Philadelphia Soul are now playing in their 13th season in the Arena Football League. In the previous 12 seasons, the Soul have won four Division Championships, four Conference Championships and three World Championships. Since the inaugural season in 2004, the Soul are the winningest professional sports team in Philadelphia. Season memberships and Group tickets for the Soul’s 2018 season are on sale now. For tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a Soul representative by filling out the form on www.philadelphiasoul.com. Additionally, fans and sponsors can follow the Soul on Facebook (Philadelphia Soul), Twitter (@soulfootball) and Instagram (@philadelphia_soul) for up to date news and exclusive content.