If you like the Phils on the field today, thank Pat Gillick.
Local youth athletes are taking street hockey to the rink with the Torresdale Summer Foot Hockey League.
Brandon Spatz is receiving the all-star treatment. The Father Judge wide receiver was invited to Football University’s Top Gun All-Star Camp in Virginia.
The Youth Development Mentoring Program recently celebrated the 2011 graduation ceremony for the Youth Development Speed and Agility Football Camp, a six-week training program that taught football basics to children in the Frankford community. Curtis “Boonah” Brinkley, of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, was a surprise special guest at the event, which was held at the Frankford Chargers Field on July 13. Only in its second year, the Speed and Agility Football Camp has built a solid reputation throughout the Northeast. This year’s camp included 120 athletes ages 5 through 13. In addition to football drills, the camp offered comprehensive character building with emphasis on academics, discipline, respect, dedication, teamwork and leadership.
The Penn Academy Summer Basketball League is giving local hoopsters an opportunity to play all summer long.
“I worked my hardest and did everything I could. I didn’t think I’d come back and do as well as I did, but I did work for it. And I’m proud of what I accomplished.” —Sarah Hammer
For major-league baseball teams looking to make a run at the World Series this year, July 31 could be an important date.
It is always good to end things on a positive note, and as the Phillies headed into the all-star break this week, things could not have ended much better.
Melissa Benson just can’t get enough of Holy Family University’s soccer program.
“I look forward to just being with my family… Life is too short. We have to get together and enjoy life together. We all really enjoy being around each other. It’s always a good time.” —Jena Visconto