2016 Night of Champions

April 9, 2016


The 2016 Philadelphia Mummers Museum “Night of Champions” is proud to announce U.S. Representative Robert A. Brady as its honoree at the “Night of Champions” Gala!  Be a part of the “Night of Champions” celebration.  This extremely popular event will be held Saturday evening, April 9th, 2016 at the Mummers Museum in South Philadelphia.

About our Night of Champions

The Mummers community gathers on this evening every year to support the chief annual fundraiser of the Museum and to celebrate the winners in each division of the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.  We at the Museum feel all participants in the parade on New Year’s Day are champions, but the judges at Philadelphia City Hall and at the Pennsylvania Convention Center determine the winners.   We are here to celebrate all Mummers and honor those who were judged as the “Best of the Best.”


We also honor a person who has made significant and valuable contributions to the world of Mummery and the Philadelphia community.  The New Year’s Shooters and Mummers Museum has previously honored SugarHouse Casino General Manager Wendy Hamilton and PH17 Senior Vice-President and General Manager Vince Giannini.

Honoree Rep. Robert Brady

Congressman Bob Brady has displayed inspirational and effective leadership in recognizing, promoting and advancing the ethnic, social and religious traditions of the city, including the annual unique Philadelphia tradition that is the Mummers Parade.  Mr. Brady has encouraged dialogue among all of the city’s citizens.  He has worked tirelessly with others in the public and private sectors to bring about a common understanding of the value of all traditions, festivities and celebrations, and has led the securing of funding and growth of appreciation to ensure that those expressions of freedom and community live on to enrich the Philadelphia region and the nation.

Congressman Brady has been overwhelmingly elected and re-elected to Congress and is serving his 9th term, representing the First Congressional District of Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives.  The district, which includes neighborhoods from throughout the City of Philadelphia and parts of Delaware County, is among the most ethnically diverse in Pennsylvania.  As a member of the U.S. House, Mr. Brady has been recognized for his ability “to promote equality and diversity on Capitol Hill.”  He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and has fought to support veterans and current members of the Armed Forces.  He is a former Chairman of the House Administration Committee.  He is Chairman of the Philadelphia City Democratic Committee.  He has previously served as Deputy Mayor for Labor in the administration of Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode, Sr., and as a Commissioner on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Bob Brady was born and raised in Philadelphia, graduated from St. Thomas More High School and is a union member.  He has long been recognized as a champion of working people.  His honors include, United Steelworkers Local 10-1 naming an award after him: the Bob Brady Working Class Hero Award.  The International Association of Boilermakers named him legislator of the year.  He has received the Above and Beyond Award and Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of his practices supporting National Guard and Reserve deployments.

It is with gratitude and respect that we add the name of U.S. Representative Robert A. Brady to the list of principle honorees at the Philadelphia Mummers Museum “Night of Champions.”

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for the 3rd Annual Mummers Museum “Night of Champions” at mummersmuseum.com or by calling the Museum at 215-366-3050.