Thursday, August 15, 2019 • 7pm
@ Katz JCC
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About Chris Long
Chris Long announced his retirement from football last month, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles. the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. The 33-year-old son of Hall of Famer Howie Long had 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles in stints with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles. He won back-to-back championships with the Patriots (2017) and Eagles (2018). Long was selected last February as the league’s Walter Payton Award recipient for his outstanding community service.
He established the Chris Long Foundation in 2015 to impact communities nationally and internationally through programs focusing on clean water, military appreciation, and youth education.
In 2017, Long donated his entire salary to support education in cities where he has played: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.
This year, Long climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with other NFL players and U.S. military veterans for the fourth time to raise money to build clean water wells for East Africa. He was the second overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Rams out of Virginia. Long spent his first eight seasons in St. Louis before signing with New England as a free agent in 2016. He played his final two seasons with Philadelphia after joining the Eagles as a free agent.
To learn more about the Chris Long Foundation, click here.
About Michael Barkann
Michael Barkann, was the venerable day-one voice for NBC Sports Philadelphia and has been recently elevated to host of all pre and postgame shows in Philadelphia. Barkann now focuses on anchoring Sixers, Phillies and Flyers programming, in addition to his Eagles responsibilities. Throughout the nearly 21 years at the network, Barkann’s duties have included hosting “Philly Sports Talk” (formerly Daily News Live), specials – including championship parades, and of course, “Eagles Pregame Live” and “Eagles Postgame Live.” “Michael has changed the way Philadelphia sports fans watch and interact with their teams, making Eagles Postgame Live a must watch for all Eagles fans,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia President Brian Monihan. Barham has won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy award winner for Outstanding Individual Achievement Sports Reporter, Outstanding Individual Achievement Host/Talk Program, and Outstanding Talk Program. He is a 5-time Philadelphia Sports Emmy Award winner and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ALS annual honoree.
About the 5th Annual
Jackie & Hank Herskowitz
Sports Night Fundraising Event
Jackie and Hank with their son Jeffrey originally started this event in 2011. After Jackie and Hank’s passing in 2014, the event was renamed in their honor in recognition of the philanthropy they engaged in to help so many individuals. Their philanthropic legacy will continue with the Fifth Annual Jackie & Hank Herskowitz Sports Night fundraising event, which raises money for its scholarship fund to further its mission to provide the children and seniors of Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.
General Admission for Sports Night is one ticket for $225 or two tickets for $400 and includes dinner, open bar, and a silent and live auction. Ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities are available and include a VIP Meet and Greet with Chris Long during the reception.