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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 […]

 

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. […]

 

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

George Todt looked at Archbishop Ryan High School’s rear grounds as he reflected on Pope John Paul II’s Oct. 3, 1979 visit to Philadelphia. John Paul II had come to a city where 1 million people had attended his open-air Mass, at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Logan Circle Todt remembered John […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia’s Home for Soccer

Casa Soccer League is more than just an amateur soccer league. It is also a nonprofit organization run strictly by volunteers who are dedicated to maintaining Casa (Spanish for house) as an affordable, organized, competitive and quality outlet for soccer in Philadelphia When it started in 2005, Casa was a summer pick-up league at the […]

 

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Fox Chase: Soccer For Club and Community

Tucked away in Northeast Philadelphia behind Fox Chase Elementary lies Fox Chase Soccer Club. From the outside, it might not appear to be much – a red and white concession stand that doubles as a meeting/trophy room with a large grass field, muddied and puddled from a combination of the rain and snow from the […]

 

Mantua: Through City Year, New College Graduate Gives Back to Younger Students

Mantua: Through City Year, New College Graduate Gives Back to Younger Students

On the 600 block of North 35th Street lives a young college graduate trying to make a difference in the City of Brotherly Love. Twenty-three-year-old Ivan Vivar is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware. Instead of pursuing his own career aspirations, though, he’s taking a year to ensure the success of future generations […]

 

Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

Amateur Sports: Activities to Stay Fit During the Winter

With the winter season in full effect, finding activities in the city to stay in shape might seem a little difficult. For those looking do something other than working out at the gym, here are five winter activities to stay fit. Go Vertical Indoor Rock Climbing 950 N. Penn St., Northern Liberties Advertised as Philadelphia’s […]

 

Sports: Five Places to Catch a Premier League Match

Sports: Five Places to Catch a Premier League Match

Recently named the 10th most miserable sports city in the United States, many Philadelphia sports fans have looked beyond the Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, Eagles and Union for enjoyable sports viewing. Chickie’s and Pete’s and XFINITY Live! may be hotbeds for football, baseball, basketball and hockey fans but Barclays Premier League soccer fans have found their […]

 

Amateur Sports: Decades of Dedication for Dave McCarty

Amateur Sports: Decades of Dedication for Dave McCarty

Trying something new on impulse led Dave McCarty (above) to one of his biggest passions: coaching children and adults with intellectual disabilities for the Special Olympics. That was nearly three decades ago. Today, McCarty continues to devote his free time to these athletes–helping them achieve their full potential, both physically and mentally. How and when […]

 

South Philadelphia: World Cup Soccer Unites Ninth Street’s Thriving Latino Community

South Philadelphia: World Cup Soccer Unites Ninth Street’s Thriving Latino Community

Latino pride is especially strong this summer in South Philadelphia, with this year’s FIFA World Cup being the talk of the neighborhood and capturing the attention of many locals, including the city’s growing Hispanic contingent. The global soccer tournament, which occurs every four years, drew in an average of more than 5 million viewers per game in the United […]