Putting Jersey on a jersey: Inspira partners with Philly’s Wings

By Eric Strauss
South Jersey/Philadelphia | Jun 12, 2018 at 11:42 am

South Jersey’s Inspira Health Network is backing a Philadelphia lacrosse team, becoming the founding partner for the National Lacrosse League squad making its debut as an expansion team in 2018-19.

The Philadelphia Wings’ home jersey, revealed Tuesday, feature the Inspira logo below the team crest. Inspira was also named the preferred health care provider for the team, and will provide health care services to players.

“Our partnership is rooted in community activation and health and well-being for local youth, as well as our players,” Shawn Tilger, the Wings’ governor, said in a prepared statement. “This partnership ensures our athletes have the highest level of care. Inspira’s partnership is instrumental in keeping our players healthy and promoting health and wellness to our local community.”

The jersey unveiling event featured local servicemen, as well as various officials. The Wings are owned by Comcast Spectacor.

“We are excited about this partnership with the Wings and the work we will be able to do together in the community,” Inspira CEO John DiAngelo said in a statement. “We will work closely with the Wings to help promote health, wellness and injury prevention amongst local youth athletes.”

Inspira’s system includes three hospitals, in Elmer, Vineland and Woodbury, as well as other health care facilities.

The National Lacrosse League has 11 teams in the U.S. and Canada.

Eric Strauss | estrauss@roi-nj.com | acerimrat