June 16, 2017 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Philadelphia Soul
PHILADELPHIA- The Philadelphia Soul (8-0) will be hosting First Responders Night, presented by Virtua this Saturday, June 17 at the Wells Fargo Center. The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and 97.5 The Fanatic. Kick-Off is set for 7:00 p.m.
The entire night will be designed to honor the brave men and women first on the scene of an emergency. The dedication of these individuals saves the lives of our loved ones on a daily basis.
"First Responder's play a critical role in caring for our community, said Virtua Assistant Vice President of Emergency Services Scott Kasper. "We rely on first responders, EMTs and Paramedics to provide the best possible emergency care in the field, and we continue that care once they arrive at our emergency departments."
As a way to honor those that serve and protect us in our region, Cosmo DeNicola Companies (CDC) has donated complimentary tickets to Philadelphia and other area police and fire departments. CDC has also created customized Philadelphia Police themed Soul jerseys which will be auctioned off during the game. Proceeds will benefit Police Foundation.
"I wanted to personally thank those that put their lives on the line every day to keep our community safe," said CDC and Soul owner Cosmo DeNicola. "First Responder's and their families' days are filled with stress and I hope they can come take one night and have some fun at a Soul game on a night that is dedicated to honor them."
Included in the night's festivities honoring first responders is a visit from K-9 units from area police departments. The K-9s will be part of the Soul player introductions, will have a halftime demonstration and will be available to meet up on the concourse.
"We are thankful to the Soul for taking a night to honor the service our men and women provide to the city, to Virtua for sponsoring the night and help making it happen and to Cosmo DeNicola for his generous gift of inviting all of our officers to such a special night," said Deputy Commissioner Christine Coulter.
The Soul are currently 8-0 on the season and are riding a 15-game winning dating back to last season. When the Soul play the Tampa Bay Storm (7-1) this Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, they will go into the game with it being a full calendar year since their last loss on June 17, 2016 to the Arizona Rattlers. Kickoff is set for 7pm and the game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and 97.5 The Fanatic.