Northeast Times

Game on!

Snap­shots from a loc­al kids' sports event. 

  • State Rep. John Taylor with athletes from Memphis Street Academy. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMERICAN PARADIGM SCHOOLS

  • The Memphis Street Academy Charter School flag football team. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMERICAN PARADIGM SCHOOLS

In late Septem­ber, the Met­ro­pol­it­an Phil­adelphia Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation (MPAA) began its in­aug­ur­al Fall 2013 sports sea­son. The MPAA aims to provide middle school stu­dents with op­por­tun­it­ies to par­ti­cip­ate and ex­cel in both com­pet­it­ive and re­cre­ation­al sports. MPAA of­fers a range of dif­fer­ent sports. Nine charter schools from all over Phil­adelphia will par­ti­cip­ate, in­clud­ing Mem­ph­is Street Academy Charter School in Port Rich­mond, formerly John Paul Jones School. The MPAA will also of­fer week­end sports clin­ics. On Sept. 26, State Rep. John Taylor threw the ce­re­mo­ni­al first pass to kick off the flag foot­ball game between Mem­ph­is Street Academy’s team and Uni­ver­sal Daroff School. The game took place at the Co­hock­sink Rec. Cen­ter.  

You can reach at mjamison@bsmphilly.com.

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