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Professional Staff Profile – Rob Meyer January 30, 2017

PYB gained a valuable asset last November when Rob Meyer joined our small but mighty team, as the Capital Campaign Director & Major Gifts Officer.  A native New Yorker, Rob most recently worked as the Chief Development Officer for JEVS Human Services, one of the largest private nonprofit organizations in the Delaware Valley.  Prior to his time at JEVS, Meyer served for 25 years for the Jewish Federation, in Fund Development leadership positions in New York, Baltimore, and Sarasota (FL),…

Back Board Member – Dick Voith January 30, 2017

For PYB board member, Dick Voith, basketball is a family business. He and his wife Daniela both played collegiate basketball at Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College.  Their only child, Nina Voith, also played at Haverford College where she was the Women’s All-Time Leading Scorer, a title she shares with her Father for Men’s Basketball.  Dick was also named a Division III All-American with the Fords and later received tryout opportunities with both the 76ers and the Golden State Warriors….

MLK Weekend Recap January 30, 2017

“The time is always right to do what is right.” Therefore, when PYB decided to host its 1st Annual Middle School Tournament, a Donors Dinner, and a day of service at Logan Triangle, MLK Weekend seemed like the right time.   This action-packed weekend started at 9:00 am at the Germantown Friends School with student-athletes, coaches, and parents navigating the labyrinth of a campus between Greene Street and Germantown Ave. Thirteen middle school girls and boys teams, and 16 travel/club…

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – January January 30, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball from its inception has been focused on the empowerment of young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders.  While many sports-based youth development (SBYD’s) organizations also seek to improve the academic prowess of children, most of the programmatic interventions are focused on the attitudinal approach about the importance of education.   PYB’s programs, whether through the school year, in summer camp, or even an MLK weekend, always include academic skill building and knowledge acquisition.  However, our pedagogical…

Jensen: An important weekend of hoops January 17, 2017

by Mike Jensen, @jensenoffcampus Philly Hoops, The Philadelphia Inquirer JANUARY 16, 2017   MARK C PSORAS / FOR THE INQUIRER Jay Cooke Elementary School coach Jamilah Gibbs (center) rallies her team during halftime against a team from Bala Cynwyd Middle School in a tournament presented by Philadelphia Youth Basketball at Germantown Friends School on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Late Saturday morning, almost tipoff, an assistant coach of the Abington Friends middle school girls’ team asked the official scorer about a number in his…

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