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X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman April 28, 2016

Almost twenty years ago, my wife Amy Tress Holdsman, joined the board of directors of Philabundance, a local hunger relief organization.  I remember vividly her reasoning for why she was compelled to the mission and function of this organization.  Amy said its work was basic and needed.  It brought excess food which otherwise would have gone bad to people who otherwise would have gone hungry.   This marriage of surplus food with hungry people clearly appealed to my wife’s attraction…

Program Staff Profile – Ronald Fuller April 27, 2016

Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Ronald attended Roman Catholic High School. Ron continued his education at Delaware State as a scholarship track and field athlete and graduated from Alvernia University. Upon graduation, Ron worked for two years within Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS), a supportive service for children/adolescents who have been diagnosed with serious social, behavioral and/or emotionally issues. Additionally, Ron worked for Community Educational Partners (CEP), an alternative school for juvenile delinquents. Ron currently serves as a supervisor at…

Back Board Member Profile – Doug Young April 27, 2016

Doug Young, the communications director of Lower Merion School District (LMSD) in suburban Philadelphia, grew up in Lower Merion Township. Doug attended Lower Merion High School where he was a member on the basketball team and went on to attend Dartmouth College. Upon graduation, Doug worked for Senator Alan Cranston in California and then relocated to New York to work within the marketing division of the National Basketball Association league office. As the communications director of LMSD, Doug serves as…

Philadelphia Youth Basketball Hosts Charity Basketball Fundraiser at the Palestra April 15, 2016

On Saturday, April 9, Philadelphia Youth Basketball hosted its first-ever “April Madness” charity basketball tournament at the Palestra. The 5-on-5 charity tournament consists of 12 teams going head-to-head to help raise funds for financial scholarships benefiting lower-income youth participating in the PYB’s Collegiate Summer Camp Series. PYB’s Collegiate Summer Camp Series begins in June and is open to all 4-7 year-olds in the Philadelphia Metropolitan region. The PYB program provides participants with a curriculum steeped in positive coaching and mentoring, academic…

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