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Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Amateur Sports: Nonprofits Help Homeless Beyond Athletics

Street Soccer USA On any given night in the United States, there are approximately 564,708 people who are counted as homeless. On any given night in this country, there are also 39,907 unaccompanied youth between the ages of 18-24. As of 2014, at a local level, between 30 and 40 percent of Philadelphia’s youth live […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Cornhole Becoming a Stitch in Philadelphia Community

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Cornhole Becoming a Stitch in Philadelphia Community

Cornhole, like most sports, has the power to bring people together, and sometimes that comradery translates into other areas of life. Andy Banas and Chad Puchalski created the Philadelphia Cornhole League in 2013. They are also business partners at Independence Print Company, which specializes in screen printing, embroidery and promotional products. “We saw the opportunity build at a growing sport […]

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Mill Creek: Playing a Traditional Game Untraditionally

Mill Creek: Playing a Traditional Game Untraditionally

On a cool Monday night in October, more than 20 young adults bundled up to play softball at Mill Creek Playground in West Philadelphia. But these were no ordinary players. There were men and women hustling around the bases and around the field. That’s because the Philadelphia Adult League Softball (PALS), located at 48th and Brown streets […]