Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and Union honor local children at gala dinner

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Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and Union honor local children at gala dinner

PHILADELPHIA PA (December 17th, 2018) — NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Shining Star Awards benefitting the March of Dimes will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Vie on North Broad Street. The gala dinner, now in its ninth year, raises money to support the March of Dimes mission to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

The NBC Sports Philadelphia Shining Star Awards is one of the most unique events in Philadelphia.

Local children that have been impacted by the mission of the March of Dimes are paired with players from the five Philadelphia sports teams. The player and children are introduced to the audience at the event through a vignette that tells the child’s story and shows the interaction with their player. The child is then presented with their Shining Star Award from the team.

Honorees and Players:

Kaiden Wagman, age 8, of Williamstown, NJ, paired with the Union’s Auston Trusty
Gianna Amalfitano age 14 of Norwood, PA, paired with the Eagles’ Jordan Mailata
Matthew Diana age 17 of Downingtown, PA, paired with the Flyers’ Andrew MacDonald
Sarah and Jason Kesling, age 11, of Newtown Square, PA, paired with Phillie Nick Williams
Carl Hodges, age 10, of Chester, PA, paired with the Sixers’ Amir Johnson

Check out Gianna Amalfitano’s story, and her day with Jordan Mailata here

A limited number of tickets are available at $200 each, and can be purchased at 

For Sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Susan Elder at (484) 685-5838 or Philadelphia is proud to be the home of one of six March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers, a 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 collaboration among the University of Chicago, Northwestern and Duke and the final center at Imperial College London, the first European partner to join the network. 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 to examining, identifying and preventing the causes of preterm birth.

Funds raised at the event 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.  

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family. 

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NBC Sports Philadelphia Internship - Advertising/Sales


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


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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Philadelphia Wings are coming to NBC Sports Philadelphia

Philadelphia Wings

Philadelphia Wings are coming to NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Wings are coming to NBC Sports Philadelphia.

NBC Sports Philadelphia will air nine Wings games during the National Lacrosse League regular season, beginning with the home opener at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, Jan. 10.

Brian Smith will call play-by-play with former Wings Captain Scott Gabrielsen handling analysis and Devan Kaney reporting from the sidelines.

This will be the Wings' second season back in the NLL after a four-year hiatus from the league. They went 4-14 last season but did rank fifth among the 11 teams in goals.

Key returning Wings include:

• Matt Rambo, an NLL All-Rookie selection and nominee for Lacrosse Player of the Year by US Lacrosse magazine

• Trevor Baptiste, who broke the NLL’s face-off record with 362 wins and was also named to the NLL All-Rookie team

• Captain Kiel Matisz, forward Josh Currier, and point leader Kevin Crowley

• Brett Hickey, the 2019 No. 1 expansion draft pick and offensive leader, is expected to play this year after missing last season due to injury.

Here is the full Wings TV schedule on NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia:

Fri, Jan. 10 vs. Vancouver Warriors (7 p.m. on NBCSP)

Sun, Jan. 19 vs. Rochester Knighthawks (7 p.m. on NBCSP)

Fri, Jan. 24 vs. New York Riptide (7 p.m. on NBCSP)

Fri, Jan. 31 vs. Georgia Swarm (7 p.m. on NBCSP+)

Sat, Feb. 22 vs. Saskatchewan Rush (7 p.m. on NBCSP)

Sat, March 7 vs. New England Black Wolves (1 p.m. on NBCSP+)

Sun, March 15 vs. New York Riptide (7 p.m. on NBCSP)

Sat, March 28 vs. San Diego Seals (7 p.m. on NBCSP+)

Sat, April 4 vs. Toronto Rock (7 p.m. on NBCSP+)

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