Graduate Hospital: Ryan Howard Facility Proves A Hit With Young Ballplayers

Graduate Hospital: Ryan Howard Facility Proves A Hit With Young Ballplayers

Although Ryan Howard‘s time with the Philadelphia Phillies has come to an end, his impact in Philadelphia is far from over. On a rainy fall night, more than a dozen aspiring baseball players worked on their swings at the new Ryan Howard Training Center, part of the Phillies’ Urban Youth Academy, located at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in Graduate […]

 

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 […]

 By Michael C. Burke, Syreeta Martin and Nichole Fray

Brewerytown: Baseball Program Targets Inner-City Youth

Brewerytown: Baseball Program Targets Inner-City Youth

Many people consider baseball to be America’s great past-time, but evidence shows that inner-city youth may have moved on to other activities. The number of African-American players in Major League Baseball is dwindling, according to an annual study conducted by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, which serves as a comprehensive resource regarding […]