Philadelphia Wings sign teen cancer survivor to one-day contract

Philadelphia Wings sign teen cancer survivor to one-day contract

The Wings may have gotten themselves a new good luck charm.

The team won its second straight home game against the Rochester Knighthawks on Sunday night and in attendance was Malvern Prep freshman Lucca DiBartolomeo.

Last week, the 15-year-old signed a one-day contract with the Wings. The contract included his own customized jersey, locker stall and a chance to experience what it’s like to be a part of the team.


Lucca is a Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor. The Wings and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Random Acts of Light program worked together to give the teen this surprise.

Wings forward Matt Rambo spoke with CBS reporters about the team’s plans to give Lucca an “experience of a lifetime.”

“Just have a good celebration and bring him onto our team and into our family and join us in the locker room and pregame just to show him how it’s done at our level.”

Malvern Prep’s Varsity Lacrosse Coach John McEvoy and Wings Assistant General Manager Joe Carlini also helped to orchestrate the surprise for Lucca. McEvoy played professionally for the Philadelphia Wings (1991-2002) where he was an All-Star and team captain.

Lucca’s surprise was a success. He was shocked to be greeted by Rambo and his teammate Kevin Crowley while at school.

“I had no idea," Lucca said. "I walked up here, I was so surprised. I was so happy to be with my favorite players."

Just before the game, he joined the players in the locker room where Crowley and Trevor Baptiste were happy to help suit him up and welcome him to the team.

Head coach Paul Day described Lucca as someone who represents what the Wings should be about.

“It really gives you perspective on how lucky we are to be involved in professional sports," Day told Fox29, "and how lucky we are to meet a tough kid like him.”

2020 Philly sports TV schedule: Phillies, Flyers, Sixers broadcast dates, times on NBC Sports Philadelphia

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2020 Philly sports TV schedule: Phillies, Flyers, Sixers broadcast dates, times on NBC Sports Philadelphia

The Phillies have embarked on a shortened, 60-game season under new manager Joe Girardi, with the playoffs on their minds.

The 76ers are in the bubble in Orlando preparing for a 8-game run to determine seeding in the 2020 NBA Playoffs.

The Flyers have the Cup in their sights as one of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference, battling in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers in Toronto before the Playoffs begin August 11.

There’s a lot at stake for Philly teams this summer as sports resume, and you can catch the action on NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus, NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, and the MyTeams app. We'll have 70 games for you over a period of 66 days. 

You have the schedules in your hands — or, more likely, in the calendar on your phone — and now we’re here to let you know how you can watch your games.

Below, you’ll find NBC Sports Philadelphia’s full broadcast schedule for the Phillies, Flyers and Sixers this summer. Schedules for the 2020 NBA Playoffs and 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs will be released at a later date.

All times listed are Eastern. All games are streaming on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the MyTeams app unless otherwise noted. 

Friday, July 24

76ers vs. Memphis Grizzles — SCRIMMAGE —  3:30 p.m., NBC Sports Philadelphia (NBCSP)
Phillies vs. Miami Marlins — OPENING DAY — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, July 25

Phillies vs. Miami Marlins — 4:00 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, July 26

76ers at Oklahoma City Thunder — SCRIMMAGE — 12:00 p.m., NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus (NBCSP+)
Phillies vs. Miami Marlins — 1:00 p.m., NBCSP

Monday, July 27

Phillies vs. New York Yankees — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP -- POSTPONED

Tuesday, July 28

Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins — SCRIMMAGE — 4:00 p.m., NBCSP+
Phillies vs. New York Yankees — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP -- POSTPONED
76ers vs. Dallas Mavericks — SCRIMMAGE — 8:30 p.m., NBCSP+

Wednesday, July 29

Phillies at New York Yankees — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP -- POSTPONED

Thursday, July 30

Phillies at New York Yankees — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP -- POSTPONED

Friday, July 31

Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, August 1

Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP+
76ers at Indiana Pacers — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, August 2

Flyers vs. Boston Bruins — 3:00 p.m., NBC10, streaming in the NBC Sports App
Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays — 3:00 p.m., NBCSP

Monday, August 3

76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs — 8:00 p.m., NBCSP

Tuesday, August 4

Phillies at Miami Marlins — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Wednesday, August 5

76ers at Washington Wizards — 4:00 p.m., NBCSP
Phillies at Miami Marlins — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, August 6

Phillies at Miami Marlins — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP
Flyers vs. Washington Capitals — Time and Network TBD

Friday, August 7

76ers vs. Orlando Magic — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP+
Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, August 8

Flyers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning — Time and Network TBD
Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, August 9

Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves — 1:00 p.m., NBCSP
76ers at Toronto Raptors — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP

Monday, August 10

Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Tuesday, August 11

76ers vs. Phoenix Suns — 4:30 p.m., NBCSP
Phillies vs. Baltimore Orioles — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP+

Wednesday, August 12

76ers at Portland Trail Blazers — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP+
Phillies vs. Baltimore Orioles — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, August 13

Phillies vs. Baltimore Orioles — 4:00 p.m., NBCSP

Friday, August 14

76ers vs. Houston Rockets — Time TBD, NBCSP
Phillies vs. New York Mets — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, August 15

Phillies vs. New York Mets — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, August 16

Phillies vs. New York Mets — 1:00 p.m., NBCSP

Monday, August 17

No games scheduled

Tuesday, August 18

Phillies at Boston Red Sox — 7:30 p.m., NBCSP

Wednesday, August 19

Phillies at Boston Red Sox — 7:30 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, August 20

No games scheduled

Friday, August 21

Phillies at Atlanta Braves — 7:00 p.m, NBCSP

Saturday, August 22

Phillies at Atlanta Braves — 7:00 p.m, NBCSP

Sunday, August 23

Phillies at Atlanta Braves — 7:08 p.m.
national broadcast on ESPN, no streaming in MyTeams app or NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

Monday, August 24

No games scheduled

Tuesday, August 25

Phillies at Washington Nationals — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Wednesday, August 26

Phillies at Washington Nationals — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, August 27

Phillies at Washington Nationals — 7:15 p.m.
national broadcast on FOX, no streaming in MyTeams app or NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

Friday, August 28

Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, August 29

Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves — 1:15 p.m.
national broadcast on FOX, no streaming in MyTeams app or NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

Sunday, August 30

Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves — 7:08 p.m.
national broadcast on ESPN, no streaming in MyTeams app or NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com

Monday, August 31

Phillies vs. Washington Nationals — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Tuesday, September 1

Phillies vs. Washington Nationals — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Wednesday, September 2

Phillies vs. Washington Nationals — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, September 3

Phillies vs. Washington Nationals — 4:00 p.m., NBCSP

Friday, September 4

Phillies at New York Mets — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, September 5

Phillies at New York Mets — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, September 6

Phillies at New York Mets — 1:00 p.m., NBCSP

Monday, September 7

Phillies at New York Mets — 1:00 p.m., NBCSP

Tuesday, September 8

Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Wednesday, September 9

Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox — 4:00 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, September 10

Phillies at Miami Marlins — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP

Friday, September 11

Phillies at Miami Marlins — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, September 12

Phillies at Miami Marlins — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, September 13

Phillies at Miami Marlins — 1:00 p.m., NBCSP

Monday, September 14

No games scheduled

Tuesday, September 15

Phillies vs. New York Mets — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Wednesday, September 16

Phillies vs. New York Mets — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, September 17

Phillies vs. New York Mets — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Friday, September 18

Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays — 7:00 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, September 19

Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, September 20

Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays — Time TBD, NBCSP

Monday, September 21

Phillies at Washington Nationals — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Tuesday, September 22

Phillies at Washington Nationals — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Wednesday, September 23

Phillies at Washington Nationals — 6:00 p.m., NBCSP

Thursday, September 24

No games scheduled

Friday, September 25

Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP

Saturday, September 26

Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays — 6:30 p.m., NBCSP

Sunday, September 27

Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays — 3:00 p.m., NBCSP

Which decade of Philadelphia sports are you? Take the quiz to find out

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Which decade of Philadelphia sports are you? Take the quiz to find out

Throughout the years, Philadelphia sports have had quite the journey. 

Looking back, every decade went through some highs and lows but no matter what, it was always a thrilling time (minus those few pesky seasons that will forever haunt us ... I'm looking at you 1993 Phillies and 2010 Flyers). 

While some years see more success than others, it always seems like the four teams find a way to balance out to keep Philly sane. 

Which decade of Philadelphia sports do you resonate with the most?

Take  the quiz below and find out: