First-ever Army-Navy Veterans ArenaFootballGameand “SpeedCareer Net-Working Event”set for June 22 Military Appreciation Day–All Branches of the Military are Invited

PHILADELPHIA, May 1, 2013 – On Tuesday, May7 the Philadelphia Soul arena football team  and The Judge Group, a global professional services firm, will host a press conference at The Union League of Philadelphia at 11:30 AMto unveil details about the first-ever Army-Navy Veterans Arena Football Game and “Speed Career Net-Working Event.”The mission is to help veterans get jobs.  Nearly 16 percent of enlisted veterans ages 25 to 29 are unemployed according to Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families. VIP Careers, the Judge Group’s newest division acts as a career lifeline for those looking to transition into the civilian work force. Sportscaster Lou Tilley will serve as emcee for the conference, and attendees includeDistinguished Naval Veteran Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch (retired) and other high-ranking military officials, local influencers and politicians.

Lynch , who served as the U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent from 1991 to 1994,was Captain of the 1963 Navy Cotton Bowl team with Roger Staubach, its Heisman-winning quarterback.

Soul team owners, including NFL Quarterback and ESPN Football Analyst, Ron Jaworski, will be present alongside current Philadelphia Soul players, among them newly acquired Linebacker  Morkeith Brown is a United States Army veteran who was deployed for 14 months to Afghanistan in 2005.

On June 22at the Wells Fargo Center, the Armed Forces will ”face-off in Philly”in a friendly arena football competition to draw awareness to a very important mission—comingtogether as a business community to provide meaningful careeropportunities for our American Heroes and their spouses.

“The deploymentof veterans onto the arena field following the regularly scheduled Soul game is the patriotic culmination of the Philadelphia Soul’s Military Appreciation Day,” said Ron Jaworski, majority owner of the Soul.

Tryoutsfor theArmy-Navy Veterans Arena Football game will be held on May 4 and May 12 at the Pinelands Sports Center in Southampton, NJ.All branches of the Armed Forces are eligible to play includingguardsmen, reservists and veterans.The event will be open for media members to attend.

As part of thePhiladelphia Soul’sMilitary Appreciation Day, The Judge Group’snewest division, Judge VIP (Veterans in Professional) Careers,willhost the“Speed Career Net-Working Event”exclusively for transitioning military service members, wounded warriors, veterans and military spouses from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center prior to the evening events. The“Speed Career Net-WorkingEvent” is free for all current military and veterans. Judge VIP Careers, which has successfully implemented a full “Boots to Boardroom” program that opens career doors for military members, expects nearly 50 employers to attend.

“The U.S. military is the greatest training program in the world, and these men and women have the skills and attributes our nation needs and wants,” said Mike Ferraro, President of Judge VIP Careers. “Our job in the private sector is to be part of the solution and help make this transition successful.”

To learn more about all planned events for Military Appreciation Day visit and to learn more about Judge VIP Careers, visit


About The Judge Group& Judge VIP Careers

The Judge Group, established in 1970, is a global leader in professional services that provides technology consulting, staffing solutions, corporate training and human capital management. Our newest division,Judge VIP Careers, is focused on helping transitioning military service members, wounded warriors, veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment after honorably serving our country. We aim to create unique, cost-effective and innovative employment solutions, opening a pipeline of outstanding talent into corporate America.

About the Philadelphia Soul

The Philadelphia Soul are presented by Parx Casino.  They capped their seventh Arena Football League season by capturing the 2012 American Conference championship. For 2013 season tickets, contact the Soul sales department at (215) 253-4900 ext. 3, or request contact from a representative by filling out the form on  Follow the Soul on Facebook at and Twitter at


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