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Philadelphia Wings team up with the Police Athletic League


In anticipation of American Heroes Night, Philadelphia Wings players Steve Holmes and Kevin Crowley visit Police Athletic League’s Steel Center facility to introduce the game of lacrosse to students at the center’s after-school program Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 5 PM.  The Wings players will demonstrate drills and test the students’ skills, while unveiling the special camouflaged jerseys they will wear for the game on Sunday.

PAL was established in 1947 and is a citywide network of 26 centers serving thousands of girls and boys, ages 6-18.  All programs and activities are free and supervised by on-duty Philadelphia Police Officers specially trained in youth development.  PAL is “Cops Helping Kids” – a non-profit organization with generous support from the business community, foundations and individuals.

The Wings will pay tribute to those who serve our country including firefighters, police officers and members of the military on American Heroes Night when they play the Calgary Roughnecks at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, January 27 at 4 PM. The team will wear special camouflage jerseys that will be auctioned off following the game.  Proceeds will benefit The Wounded Warrior Project. Last season the team raised over $26,000 from the game-worn jerseys.

The Wings currently sit atop the NLL at 2-0 and before they face Calgary Sunday they will travel Saturday to Buffalo to face to the 2-1 Bandits.

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