Articles in the Sports Category
When Paine’s Park opened in late May, skaters rejoiced. Local residents, however, don’t seem to notice nor think its attraction has a negative impact on the neighborhood.
“I think it’s good for the city to have it,” said Doug Gordon, who lives on the 2400 block of Fairmount Avenue…. Read More
Soccer Sisters United, a youth girls program located in Germantown, is facing mixed opinions about their current game field in Vernon Park.
During a recent Friends of Vernon Park meeting, a few parents, players and coaches were in attendance voicing their opinion on the situation…. Read More
The Starfinder Foundation community came together recently to celebrate the graduation of all 28 of their Senior Leaders from high school.
Since it’s inception in 2002, the Starfinder Foundation’s mission has been to reach out to children in underserved communities and enhance their personal growth both on and off the field…. Read More
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Soccer Sisters United (SSU), a girls youth travel team located in Germantown, is a nonprofit organization run by head coach, Walter Stewart. Stewart started the program in 1998 as a part of the Anderson Monarchs’ Girls Soccer Club, but later branched off to form SSU.
This year’s Manayunk Bike Race appeared to be a smooth ride for public officials, after facing complaints and difficulties in years past. Known this year as the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, negative media attention surrounded the event in recent gatherings. Local residents complained of the rowdy and drunken behavior associated with the race, primarily brought in by those just visiting for the day…. Read More
This Sunday, just three weeks after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, Philadelphia will hold its annual Broad St. Run. On Tuesday night, more than a dozen members of the Bryn Mawr Running Co. in Manayunk met for an evening workout…. Read More
Can an organization based on garnering friendships and providing a means for people to have fun after a hard day at work be philanthropic? For Sarah DeLucas, president of Major League Bocce, the answer is yes. DeLucas said giving back to the community was something she wanted to do when her and her friends developed the league back in 2004…. Read More
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Lawncrest-based Attack Mode Boxing sent two fighters to compete Saturday at the Pennsylvania Golden Glove Regional Championships. The event was held at Derby Ink Gardens at 820 Spring Garden St. The two boxers who represented the gym were Kieran “The Hitman” Hooks, 18, and Marquis Dacres, 25…. Read More
Residents of Northeast Philadelphia have had concerns with issues in their neighborhood such as crime for years. But for many residents, there were very few outlets they could approach to bring their concerns to light. So five years ago, Jared Solomon and a few other residents started Take Back Your Neighborhood to allow residents to come together to state their concerns and find ways to address them…. Read More
Motherhood is a full-time job, one in which the work is demanding, stressful, challenging and tiring. But, being a mother is also gratifying and fulfilling.