Amateur Sports: Sports Groups are Important for Mental Health

Amateur Sports: Sports Groups are Important for Mental Health

The physical benefits of sports and exercise have long been established. Staying active can help fight disease, improve your immune system and show better character traits to help you develop as a person. But what about the mental health side of sports? According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common […]

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Germantown: Officer Ernest Pollard Helps Keep Inner City Youth Off the Streets

Germantown: Officer Ernest Pollard Helps Keep Inner City Youth Off the Streets

Those around him have often recognized Officer Ernest Pollard (above) for his dedication and desire to help others inside of the Goldie Paley PAL Center, as well as on the streets of Philadelphia … and on the basketball court. The Paley PAL Center, located on Germantown Avenue, is where Pollard spends much of his time during the […]

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Logan: Philadelphia Youth Basketball Wants to Rise Above the Rim With New Facility

Logan: Philadelphia Youth Basketball Wants to Rise Above the Rim With New Facility

After a trip to Legacy Youth Tennis and Education last year, Eric Worley had a vision. Joined by Legacy’s president and CEO Kenny Holdsman (above), Worley walked the halls of the East Falls complex and was impressed by the programs and amenities offered. When Worley left, he wanted to replicate the facility. But instead of tennis, the founder and executive director of […]

 

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Amateur Sports: Reminiscing About a Bygone Era of Catholic League Basketball

Regarded as one of the best high school basketball leagues in the country, the Philadelphia Catholic League presents some of the toughest competition anywhere. But for those old enough to remember the glory days of the 60’s and 70’s, the basketball being played today offers a small glimpse of what once was a religion itself […]

 

Manayunk: Sport and Social Club Offers Exercise, Camaraderie in All Seasons

Manayunk: Sport and Social Club Offers Exercise, Camaraderie in All Seasons

Since 1999, the Manayunk Sport and Social Club has given local residents an opportunity to play sports, have fun and meet new people. The league offers a variety of sports, and attracts players of all skill levels. Recently, some of the more popular sports in the club concluded their playoffs, including softball and outdoor soccer. […]

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Center City: Roman Catholic’s Nazeer Bostick Becomes a Leader

Center City: Roman Catholic’s Nazeer Bostick Becomes a Leader

While basketball is not a major contact sport, aggressiveness and toughness are certainly important traits. Nazeer Bostick possesses both of these and has used them to become a leader on one of the top high school basketball teams in the state. “He’s very aggressive, always wants the ball and wants to run up and down […]

 

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

Point Breeze: Newly Renovated Ralph Brooks Park Aims to Unify Community

The once neglected park located at 20th and Tasker streets has transformed into a beautiful haven for Point Breeze residents to shoot hoops and plant vegetables. Urban Roots, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, collaborated with Make the World Better Foundation, Mural Arts Program and many other organizations to revitalize the Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze. […]

 

Logan: Local Legend Gives Back, Inspires Youth Through Basketball

Logan: Local Legend Gives Back, Inspires Youth Through Basketball

Barrett Playground, located at 8th Street and Duncannon Avenue, is a haven for many of the youth in Logan. The playground is also the official location of the annual Marvin Kilgore Basketball Camp. This August will be the seventh year that the week-long camp has been up and running. Marvin “Marve” Kilgore, 30, is a neighborhood […]

 

Logan: Outreach Program Disguises Life Lessons Within Neighborhood Pastime

Logan: Outreach Program Disguises Life Lessons Within Neighborhood Pastime

Every summer, Bringing Everyone Together (BET) holds its Powerball basketball league for children ages 14 and under at Logan Elementary School, located at 1700 Lindley Ave. It gives the mentors at BET an opportunity to teach life skills to children while getting them involved in physical activity. Mentors often find it difficult to engage the […]

 

Amateur Sports: NCAA March Madness Set to Return to Philadelphia in 2016

Amateur Sports: NCAA March Madness Set to Return to Philadelphia in 2016

When the Philadelphia Sports Congress, the Wells Fargo Center and La Salle University bid to host the East Regional round of the 2016 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, they hoped it would have an economic impact on the city of Philadelphia. The 20,000-seat Wells Fargo Center, designed for big-time events, is anticipated to be sold out for […]

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