On March 10, 2016, the Sixers Youth Foundation tipped off its fundraising efforts in true Sixers style with the inaugural Evening on the Court gala. The star-studded event combined the high energy and atmosphere of a Sixers game with the look and feel of a club, encouraging all guests to mix and mingle while raising funds and awareness for youth in greatest need of support.
More than 300 guests attended, including the Philadelphia 76ers team and coaching staff, Allen Iverson, Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Dr. Oz, members of the Sixers ownership group and the Season 6 winner of American Idol, Jordin Sparks. Our event was further enhanced by the Sixers in-arena host Christian Crosby, the Phlight Squad and our Sixers dancers, as well as the Stixers drumline. $535,000 was raised from the event, and will be put to immediate use on the programming and scholarships that support the life-skills development of our most at risk youth.
Please take a moment to check out our video highlight reel and photo gallery from the event!
We thank our presenting sponsor StubHub! as well as all of our sponsors and founding donors for their tremendous support and commitment to our community.