Local children honored by Philadelphia athletes at Shining Star Awards on Jan. 11

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Local children honored by Philadelphia athletes at Shining Star Awards on Jan. 11

CSN Philadelphia will host the 7th Annual Shining Star Awards benefitting the March of Dimes presented by Greater Delaware Valley Audi Dealers  on Wednesday, January 11 at Vie on North Broad Street. The gala dinner has raised $2 million for the March of Dimes in six years.
 
At the event on January 11, eight local children representing the urgent needs of the March of Dimes will be presented with their awards from players from the Philadelphia 76ers, Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and Union.  A special video presentation will be shown which documents the child’s remarkable life and their day spent with their favorite athlete. These children honorees include:
 
•  Justin Bowser of Warminster honored by Philadelphia Eagle Brandon Graham
•  Hayden Kelly of Harrisburg honored by Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds
•  Abigail Hayes of Harleysville honored by Philadelphia Phillie Jerad Eickhoff
•  Jack & Sean Gallen of Fallsington honored by Philadelphia 76ers Nik Stauskas
•  Reena, Aliya & Shyla Shah of Garnet Valley honored by Philadelphia Union Brian Carroll
 
The Philadelphia Flyers Alumni Association will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. First founded in 1984 as the Philadelphia Legends, the non-profit organization has raised approximately $14 million for a variety of charitable, civic, educational and other worthy causes that directly benefit those in need throughout the metropolitan area. The Alumni's fundraising goals are accomplished through a variety of fundraising events, such as the annual Alumni Golf Invitational and Fantasy Hockey Camp and through benefit hockey games involving the Flyers Alumni Team. Additionally, members of the Flyers Alumni annually volunteer their time for community outreach programs and are regular attendees at school programs and civic events.  The Flyers Alumni announced a new initiative to honor Ed Snider by building a new ice rink.  Together working with Snider Youth Hockey, the Alumni pledged to raise $2 million dollars towards the construction and completion of the Edward M. Snider Ice Rink.
 
Those attending Shining Star Awards gala will have the opportunity to meet the honorees and bid on sports and entertainment packages, autographed memorabilia, hotel packages and once in a lifetime opportunities including the Shining Star Package featuring four VIP tickets to the five sports teams and behind the scenes experiences, plus autographed team jerseys.
 
The Greater Delaware Valley Audi Dealers has signed on a presenting sponsor for the 2017 event. 
 
Philadelphia is proud to be the home of one of five March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers, a nationwide network bringing the best and brightest minds together to work and share information. The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania joins centers at Stanford University, the Ohio Collaborative, Washington University in St. Louis and the final center, collaboration among the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Duke. These March of Dimes Centers are bringing together more than 300 scientists, researchers and physicians that are pioneering a brand new way of doing “team science”, dedicated solely to examining, identifying and preventing the causes of preterm birth.
 
Funds raised at the 7th Annual Shining Star Awards benefitting the March of Dimes presented by Audi support the March of Dimes prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs, as well as advocacy efforts for moms and babies.  
 
A limited number of tickets are available at $200 each and sponsorship opportunities can be arranged by calling Bob Smoose at the March of Dimes at 484-685-5849 or via email at rsmoose@marchofdimes.org. For more information on the event, please log onto www.ShiningStarAwards.com or follow the event on Twitter at @CSNShiningStar or Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ShiningStarAwards.

NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
Department: Advertising/Sales
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours

Deadline: November 20

Basic Function

This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned

Requirements

1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.

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Philly's new NLL franchise to be called the Wings

Philly's new NLL franchise to be called the Wings

The Philadelphia Wings are back.

Comcast Spectacor on Wednesday revealed the name of Philadelphia's new National Lacrosse League franchise would be the Wings, as a result of an online poll that allowed fans to suggest and subsequently vote on the team's name. The Wings received over 5,000 votes, beating out the two other top-three entries, the Fire and Founders.

The actual name reveal was done in theatrical fashion, as a skydiver, dropping from a plane high above the Wells Fargo Center parking lot, unveiled a banner of the team's name and logo.

“The Wings are clearly the favorite, and we’re happy to give the fans what they want,” said Lindsey Masciangelo, executive director of business operations for the team.

The Wings, which are set to be the 11th team in the NLL, will make their debut in the 2018-19 season and play in the Wells Fargo Center. The NLL's season runs from December through April.

Philadelphia hasn't had an NLL team since 2014 when the Wings moved to Connecticut and became the New England Black Wolves. The Wings were one of the four original teams in the NLL, which was founded in 1986. They played at the Spectrum and the Wells Fargo Center. The Wings won six championships.