Monday, July 2, 2012

The Philadelphia Soul Team Up With Battling Bare To Raise Funds For PTSD

The Eastern Division Champion Philadelphia Soul (13-3) has teamed with Battling BARE, Inc. to raise awareness and funds for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder during Military Appreciation Night on Sunday, July 8 at the Wells Fargo Center as the Soul face the Spokane Shock. Kickoff is set for 6:05 p.m.
The game will include multiple awareness and activation elements supporting soldiers and families affected by PTSD including: A Photo Tour around the main concourse of the arena with enlarged photos of the Battling Bare Pledge displayed on Philadelphia arena women's bare backs, a professional photo shoot opportunity for Philadelphia area women to take the pledge and multiple public service announcement throughout the game.
While all photos on display and photos that will be taken at the photo shoot are with the Battling BARE Pledge on bare backs, shoulders, arms, legs or feet of women, none of the photos displayed or taken can or will be construed as that of a sexual nature.
The Battling BARE support is in addition to the night already designed to show appreciation to the United States Military and those that have or currently serve. The program will include an in-game salute of honor to all the service men and women in the crowd from Brigadier General John L. Gronski from the Unites States Army and other high-ranking military officials. Also, Lieutenant Justin Legg from the US Navy Seals (retired) and graduate of the United States Naval Academy will wrap up the night with at twenty minute post game inspirational speech.
At the game, all active and retired military from all branches receive a free ticket to the Sunday, July 8 game with proof of service, including military identification. Family of military service men and women will receive a special rate of $20 per ticket. $5 of every ticket sold online at www.PhiladelphiaSoul.Com/BattlingBare will be donated to Battling BARE, Inc.
If you live in the Philadelphia area and are a woman whose family has been affected by PTSD or would like to support this initiative by having your photo on display at the game, email your photo to For guidelines, go to No photos that are of a sexual nature will be used.
The Soul is currently 13-3 and shattering league and team records this season. They have already clinched the Eastern Division title as sell as home field advantage throughout the playoffs with the first home playoff game set for Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

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