Saturday, December 21, 2013

Philadelphia Wings partner with NXTsports!

Well done, NXTsports and NXT Lacrosse!  A huge shout out of congrats to my former colleague Andy Hayes, and my former students and players Marty Kupprion and Dylan Brown who are a part of NXT Sports!


12/20/2013, 7:45pm EST
By Wings Staff

To Support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

NXTsports & Philadelphia Wings Announce Marketing Partnership Beginning with NXT Night at Wings Home Opener on January 12

NXT & Wings Join Forces to Support The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Minds Matter Initiative

NXTsports and the Philadelphia Wings are proud to announce a marketing partnership under which NXT will work to organize grassroots ticket drives for the Wings. 

The partnership will have a special launch at the Wings home opener on Sunday, January 12 against the Buffalo Bandits.  NXT will organize a special sales drive for that game with a portion of all ticket proceeds going to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Minds Matter initiative, dedicated to youth concussion treatment, outreach and awareness.  Additionally, on Sunday, January 12 the Wings will wear specially-designed NXT and CHOP jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game with net proceeds going to Minds Matter. 

Five dollars for each ticket sold for the January 12 game using the designated promo code MINDSMATTER will benefit The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. To purchase fundraising tickets or more information call 215-389-WING (9464) or

Nikki Varoutsos, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Wings, said, “The Wings are pleased to announce this partnership with NXTsports to continue to grow the sport of lacrosse in Greater Philadelphia. It is rewarding to help raise awareness and contribute to a worthy cause the magnitude of CHOP’s Minds Matter program.”

Added Andy Hayes, President of NXTsports, “The Wings have been a Philadelphia institution for over 25 years, and NXT is excited for the opportunity to help rally the youth lacrosse community around our hometown team.  We are also proud to continue our efforts to raise money for CHOP’s Minds Matter initiative.”

Dr. Christina L. Master, Attending Physician, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said “We are grateful to NXTsports and the Philadelphia Wings for bringing attention to the importance of concussion awareness and treatment in the adolescent population. Their philanthropic support of the Minds Matter program will continue to support important research on refining the best practices for concussion care and rehabilitation in childhood.”