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Volunteer Spotlight – Casey Langel April 28, 2017

Casey Langel has been a part of PYB since its very first organizational meeting. In spring 2015 his father, John Langel, along with Mayor Kenney, Coach Dunphy, Coach Martelli, Coach Staley, Coach Ellerbee and several of PYB’s current board members gathered to plan the start of what is now our 23-month-old organization!  Contemplating that first meeting, Casey remarked, “while sharing stories of our Philly basketball experiences, formulating a vision for PYB, and working to secure funding for a college camp…

Back Board Member – Olin Chamberlain April 28, 2017

Last month Philadelphia Youth Basketball welcomed a board member, Olin Chamberlain, to our diverse cohort of professionals dedicated to our mission of serving the young people of Philadelphia. We were lucky enough to catch up with Olin to learn more about his love for the game of basketball, his rich family history and his passion being involved in a movement that is “bigger than the game.” A Vice President of Market Growth and Business Development at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage…

April Madness 2017 – Event Highlight April 28, 2017

On April 7th and 8th, PYB hosted its Second Annual April Madness Fundraiser. The two day event kicked off with a “Night Before the Madness” VIP Reception at the Field House Philly where tournament sponsors, team captains, PYB board members and advocates had the opportunity to enjoy music, food and drink with like-minded individuals who are passionate about Philadelphia, basketball, and holistic youth development. During “The Night Before the Madness”, guests had the opportunity to learn more about PYB and…

X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – April April 28, 2017

On Monday morning’s at 10:00 am, the PYB staff team gathers for our weekly meeting.  We review a variety of “work flow” related to programming, special events, board committees, fundraising, and community partnerships.  The “meat” of the conversation is sandwiched with a quick warm-up and then a closing reflection about an area of continuous, organizational improvement. On March 20, our Program Director Eric Worley, who is also the father of two basketball playing daughters, commented in the warm-up about the disparity…

Upcoming Event – Girls Empowerment Program April 28, 2017

On May 13th, Philadelphia Youth Basketball in partnership with Philly Triple Threat will host its 1st Annual Girls Empowerment Program.  This inaugural event will focus on empowering female student athletes through skill development, health and wellness lessons, and off-court facilitated discussions. Our goal is to create an environment where women and girls can share their stories, embrace their identity as a female student athlete and continue to grow as strong leaders, students and athletes. For more information about the event…

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