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4th Annual Sixers Youth Foundation Gala Announced

On March 11th, 2019, the Sixers are rolling out the red carpet and all the stops for their Fourth Annual Sixers Youth Foundation Gala. The 76ers biggest fundraising event of the year will take place at The Fillmore in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Last year’s Sixers Youth Foundation Gala raised over a million dollars for communities in the Greater Delaware Valley.  

USING THE POWER OF SPORTS TO TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITIES

“Grow together. Talent wins. You grow. We grow.”

A STAR STUDDED EVENT

“We are proud to announce that the fourth annual Sixers Youth Foundation Gala will take place on March 11 with our friends at VIP Wireless returning as the presenting sponsor,” Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations Chris Heck said. During last year’s event hosted by Sixers Legend Allen Iverson, over one million dollars was raised for the Sixers Youth Foundation.

Celebrity guests from last year’s Gala included Brian Westbrook, Meek Mill, Bell Biv Divoe, Brent Celek and famous surgeon/author Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Markelle Fultz & TJ McConnell are having a blast with Christian Crosby during last year’s Sixers Youth Foundation Gala

ENTERTAINMENT AND THEN SOME

If you’re looking for top notch entertainment then look no further. The Sixers Dunk Squad, mascot Franklin and Sixers dancers are all set to perform live on stage. Last year’s gala featured performances by DMC and Jordin Sparks. Do you want to hang out with Allen Iverson and Dr. J? Would you like to do your thing on the dance floor with current and past Sixers players? Then this is the place to be.

Join the Sixers family in a night you will never forget

A WORTHY SPONSOR

VIP Wireless is the largest distributor of Boost Mobile phones in the United States.  With over 2000 points of distribution, VIP Wireless helps retailers across the country be more efficient and more profitable by providing back end support, best in class tools and services to help drive innovation in the competitive world of prepaid phones.

“We are extremely pleased to be back for the third consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of the Sixers Youth Foundation Gala,” said Jack Huston, Founder and CEO of VIP Wireless. “It truly is an honor to be part of such a transformative night that supports the incredible youth in our local neighborhoods. We look forward to this event every year as it brings together some of our area’s most impactful figures all to uplift our communities.”

A MORE THAN WORTHY CAUSE

The Sixers Youth Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to positively impacting the lives of young people in the Greater Delaware Valley. Proceeds from this event will support the Sixers Youth Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to bringing positive, meaningful change to the lives of young people in the Greater Delaware Valley.

Coaches clinics, court refurbishments and after school programs are just some of the many great ways the Sixers Youth Foundation impacts our community.  The Sixers Youth Foundation feature basketball programs and math hoops to inspire and cultivate math literacy and social/emotional skills in our youth.

The Sixers Youth Foundation envision communities where all children have the opportunity to create, pursue, and realize their dreams, and live productive lives.

UNITING A COMMUNITY

“The 76ers organization is deeply committed to helping our next generation develop the skills and behaviors they need to succeed,” said Amy Hever, Philadelphia 76ers Executive Director of Social Responsibility.  “Today, more than 6,000 youth, many of whom live in the most stressed neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Camden, are benefiting from Sixers Youth Foundation-funded initiatives.” 

“This incredible evening brings together our entire 76ers family — from our fans to players and coaches to partners — and it’s one of the most fun events we do each year. The best part is it’s for a cause we couldn’t be more passionate about helping youth in the Greater Philadelphia Area gain access to the resources they’ll need to grow and prosper in our communities. I’m really looking forward to this year’s Gala” says Chris Heck.

HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS

For more information on the Sixers Youth Foundation and the 2019 Gala, or to purchase tickets, go to www.SixersYouthFoundation.org/Gala. The event is underwritten in part by the managing partners and limited partners of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and presented by VIP Wireless.

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