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West Oak Lane: Volunteers Want to Keep Up with the Sweep Up for Philly Spring Cleanup

West Oak Lane: Volunteers Want to Keep Up with the Sweep Up for Philly Spring Cleanup

Each spring, brooms, rakes and buckets of paint come alive as the neighborhoods across the city participate in citywide cleanup days. But what about the rest of the year? Vernon Smith and Carlton Williams, legislative assistants and community outreach liaisons to state Rep. Dwight Evans, who serves the West Oak Lane area, helped orchestrate the April […]

 

University City: Building Champions of Character

University City: Building Champions of Character

The Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative – established in 2009 – is a collaborative of member organizations, which provide support for non-traditional youth sports-based programs in the city. The organizations offer physical development and life skills though sports such as cycling, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, riding, rowing, running, soccer, squash, and tennis. PYSC’s mission is to […]

 

Cobbs Creek: Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Promotes Healthier Lifestyle For Kids

Cobbs Creek: Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation Promotes Healthier Lifestyle For Kids

In a small and stuffy locker room at the Laura Sims Skate House, kids scramble to dissemble their hockey gear. They are loud and exhausted as they just stepped off the ice from a long practice, but excited to sit down for their bi-weekly lesson on nutrition. These kids are part of the Ed Snider […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Amateur Sports: Five Places For The Beginner Amateur Athlete

Although most schools and communities offer youth recreational sports, not every person chooses to participate as a youngster. Often times, gyms and high intensity sport clubs can potentially intimidate an individual that has zero or little background in working out or playing sports. Fortunately for these types of folks, Philadelphia is home to a vast […]

 Gwen Begley and Breland Moore

Amateur Sports: Five People You Need To Know

Amateur Sports: Five People You Need To Know

Philadelphia is nationally known for its sports culture, so naturally the city of brotherly love is crawling with professional and amateur athletes alike. Whether they are behind the scenes or right in the action, these five people are contributing parts to the growing amateur sports scene. Chris Baer Chris Baer (pictured above) of Manayunk is […]

 By Brandon Stoneburg and Andrew Koob

Germantown: Youth Hockey League Putting Kids On The Right Path

Germantown: Youth Hockey League Putting Kids On The Right Path

Any child or teenager, regardless of how shaky he or she might be on skates, can learn how to skate and play hockey for absolutely no charge. They don’t have to pay a single cent – except maybe in gas money. But not for the ice time, hockey sticks or uniforms. The only catch is […]