NFL Pro Wade Davis Takes On Philly FIGHT Youth In a Game of Dodge Ball


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Openly gay former NFL player Wade Davis is coming to Philly tomorrow to speak at Philadelphia FIGHT’s 2014 FIGHT For Life Gala, a fundraiser for the organization’s mission to destroy HIV in Philly and beyond. Before he takes that stage, though, he’s going to warm up with a quick game of dodge ball with some of FIGHT’s youth.

This afternoon, Davis and participants in the Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP) will meet at the Lloyd Hall Gynmasium (One Boathouse Row) for a friendly competition. Anyone is invited to attend the game, taking place from 3 to 4 p.m.

Wade Davis, formerly of the Washington Redskins, is an advocate, writer and public speaker who addresses issues ranging from gender and race to equal rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. He serves as Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, an organization that works to end homophobia in professional sports.

His stint at the FIGHT For Life Gala will raise money for FIGHT‘s Jonathan Lax Treatment Center, Y-HEP, and the John Bell Health Center. You can help, too, by buying a ticket to the event. It takes place Friday, December 5th at the Union League of Philadelphia. For more information and to buy tickets, go here.