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X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – December 2017 December 8, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball is a youth development and community empowerment organization.  We were founded exactly 30 months ago to build a high impact program, organization, and center to positively impact the lives of thousands of young people for the next several generations.  Our organizing approach involved an “all in” community mobilization effort of individuals and institutions throughout the city and region, from the grass-roots to the tree-tops. On the evening of November 14 at the Harold O. Davis Memorial Baptist Church in the Logan neighborhood of North Philadelphia,…

“Back Board” Member Profile – Erin Friday December 8, 2017

PYB welcomed Erin Friday to its Board of Directors in September. Erin Friday is the CEO and President of Main Line Accounting, a CPA firm dedicated to the accounting needs of small businesses, not-for-profits, churches, and individuals. Since the beginning of 2016 Ms. Friday has been the pro bono Chief Financial Officer for PYB. Erin is also the Chief Financial Officer of L.E.A.F. Pharmaceuticals LLC (LEAF), a global pharmaceutical company with a mission to discover, develop, and commercialize innovative and…

Trivia & Silent Auction Night Recap December 6, 2017

On Friday, December 1st, Philadelphia Youth Basketball hosted an overwhelmingly successful 1st Annual Trivia & Silent Auction Night at Archbishop John Carroll High School. From 6:30pm – 10:30pm more than 250 guests gathered in Archbishop Carroll’s Main Gym to enjoy an evening filled with fun, music, food, trivia and more. A few stellar student-athletes from our Middle School Partnership Program (MSPP) also joined us to welcome guests, participate in trivia, and speak about their experience with PYB. Thanks to our guests,…

We Need Your Help! December 6, 2017

During this holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to Philadelphia Youth Basketball to help us provide opportunities to empower Philadelphia’s young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders.       For suggested giving levels that will be of high-impact in our kids’ lives, please CLICK HERE.   The Lenfest Foundation has recently awarded PYB with a 1:1 matching gift opportunity for an additional $50,000 to grow our two core programs, the Middle School Partnership Program and the Collegiate Summer Camp Series.  …

A Day in the PYB Life of Kyle Lafferty December 6, 2017

Tuesday, November 14 2:00 Leave office located in Center City 3:00 Arrive at Samuel Pennypacker Elementary School 3:05 Greet PYB student-Athletes – I arrive dressed up in business casual clothing and student-athletes suspect I have a date with a nice young lady later on this evening. I’m actually dressed for our community meal and board meeting at Harold O. Davis Church located on the Logan Triangle. 3:10 Huddle – PYB flow of day & ice breakers – Our kids are excited to…

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