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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…

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…

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…

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – October October 31, 2016

The mission of Philadelphia Youth Basketball is to create opportunities for young people, especially those from families and communities without abundant resources, to reach their potential as strong students, competitive athletes, and positive leaders and citizens.  Our organizing strategy for executing our mission is to mobilize a vast array of diverse people and organizations throughout our city and region who believe in the power of basketball, positive coaching and mentorship, academic and leadership development supports, and health and wellness interventions. …

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