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Recap of the Philadelphia Country Club Friendraiser October 31, 2016

On Thursday, October 13th, PYB hosted an awareness-building Friendraiser on the beautiful terrace of Philadelphia Country Club.  At PYB, we are dedicated to building a motivated and cohesive group of supporters who identify with the transformative potential of the game of basketball, academic enrichment, leadership development, and high-quality coaching and mentoring.  Thank you to our co-hosts, Matt McFillin, Erin Friday, John Griffin, and Bill Streich who helped make the event possible, as well as our guests who came out to…

Staff Profile – Marvin Kilgore October 31, 2016

We are thrilled to have Marvin Kilgore join the Philadelphia Youth Basketball staff as the Assistant Program Director, as well as one of the Head Coaches within the upcoming Middle School Partnership Program.  Among other valuable qualities, Marvin brings PYB a wealth of experience both playing and coaching basketball, seven years of program and camp management, and a deep understanding and mutual appreciation for the Logan Neighborhood of North Philadelphia. In his new positions, Marvin is responsible for a portion…

PYB Job Opening – Youth Basketball Coach October 19, 2016

Philadelphia Youth Basketball is seeking to hire a committed and skilled Youth Basketball Coach for our Middle School Partnership Program.  The Middle School Partnership Program is a 20-week after-school and weekend program that will begin in early November and last until mid-April. For the full job description, please click here. Applicants should email a cover note and resume by Monday, October 31st at 5 p.m. to the attention of: Eric Worley, Program Director eworley@phillyyouthbasketball.org .      

Back Board Member – Robin Thomas September 30, 2016

At PYB, we are dedicated to serving young people in the Philadelphia region by providing them with high-quality, holistic development opportunities to achieve their full potential as students, athletes, and responsible and engaged citizens.  For PYB’s board member, Robin Thomas, this commitment to bettering the lives of others and communities is very familiar, as it is a personal and enduring part of her own life. Growing up in the Wynnefield section of West Philadelphia, Robin’s parents instilled in her and…

X’s & O’s from Kenny Holdsman – September September 30, 2016

As the board and staff of Philadelphia Youth Basketball are working diligently to assemble the pieces of a $25 million capital campaign to construct a world-class youth basketball and education center in North Philadelphia, we are ensuring that citizens of all ages and from every community from throughout the Philadelphia region have an opportunity to help make this center a reality. We are indeed building “brick by brick” by assembling a wide and robust group of contributors who share our…

Staff Profile – Diana Venezia September 4, 2016

The unique passion, energy, and obsession of Philadelphian basketball community can be tough to fully understand and capture for people who come into the community from the outside.  Thankfully for Diana Venezia, she had already grown up with a large window looking into the city’s basketball culture at the collegiate level, so diving into work serving its foundation — our city’s young people — was a challenge she was excited and prepared for.   Although she grew up an hour…

Philadelphia Olympians Take Home the Gold September 4, 2016

With the 2016 Olympic Games wrapping this past month, the Philadelphia community can look back on the games in Rio with pride.  Philadelphia athletes represented the United States of America in the world’s biggest festival of sport and returned home with medals around their neck.  Two of those prestigious honors were brought home by two of Philadelphia basketball’s own. Floor general and Philly Catholic League alum, Kyle Lowry, led USA Men’s Basketball in assists and was their standout defender on…

Program Staff Profile – Jayla Greene July 31, 2016

On August 9th and August 11th, PYB will be hosting the Girls’ Empowerment Program for high school-aged female student-athletes.  The basketball development and off-court facilitated gender-specific conversations will be run by a first-rate staff of six accomplished women with strong roots in the Philadelphia basketball community.  For an inspiring and empowering example of how to own the challenge of growing up as a female-student athlete, the girls in attendance will have to look no further than one of their six…

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