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*Team Stars & Stripes needs football seniors. This year's game will be played in Rome, Italy, on April 8 vs. the Italian National 19 and Under Team. Visits will be made to Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, the Coliseum and Holy Rome. For more info, contact Bill Gallagher at email@example.com and/or visit this page on www.globalfootball.com.
*A showcase event for unsigned basketball seniors will be held April 14 at Imhotep Charter. For more info, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-973-3708.
*Germantown Academy has a no-cut policy, so . . . This season the basketball program has enough players for TWO junior varsity squads. The second JV would like to play some high school CYO squads. Contact varsity coach Jim Fenerty at 267-405-7317.
*Archbishop Ryan's varsity baseball team seeks a pitching coach. Contact coach Nick Chichilitti at email@example.com.
*St. Joseph's Prep will host a clinic for football players currently in 7th, 8th and 9th grade on Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school. Cost is $50. Click here for more info.
*Bill Clausen is selling City Title football programs from 1945 to 1979 (almost all seasons). Cost: $10 apiece. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Philadelphia Parks Alliance, in tandem with the Parks & Recreation Department, is working to help revitalize/activate rec centers across the city. It hopes to connect with Philadelphians, past and present (and especially pro athletes), who have been positively impacted by the rec centers, playgrounds and parks, and their employees, and would like to help repair the facilities and grow programs. If interested, please contact George Matysik, executive director, at email@example.com or 215-879-8159. Thanks!
*Cardinal Dougherty grad Shaun Ellis ('04), a former Phillies draftee and pitcher in the minor leagues and independent ball since 2009, is offering pitching lessons. He may be reached at 856-617-3557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Temple alum Zorhab "Zoro" Kazanjian, who took photos of the Owls' athletic events for 50-plus years as a Temple employee, is now in an assisted living facility fighting dementia. His guardian, Peter Kind, is seeking funds to cover expenses for Zoro's continuing care. Checks may be payable to the Zorhab Kazanjian Fund and sent to TD Bank, 2050 Street Road, Warrington, PA, 18976. Thank you.
*Click here for a special pic, as offered by current coach Lynard Stewart, that shows Gratz basketball coaching legend Bill Ellerbee and some of his biggest stars. Lynard is heading an effort to tell Bill's story via a documentary. If you'd like to provide support, please contact him at email@example.com or 215-753-5080 and/or check out this page and make a donation. Thanks.
*John Shiffert, who long entertained readers of this website with columns about baseball history, is planning to open a running store in Lafayette Hill. He is looking for investors. If you're interested, please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
*John Shiffert, who long entertained readers of this website with columns about baseball history, is looking for freelance writing opportunities. He now lives in the Philly area. If you know of any, please email John at email@example.com. Thank you!*
*Popular basketball referee Tim Tirabasso remains in a rehab facility and continues to battle inoperable brain cancer. His family needs help to pay for medical expenses. You may make contributions to a GoFundMe page here. Thank you!
*Click here for a link to the High School Sports Show, which airs every Monday, 7 p.m., on 610-AM.
*Website stalwart Mark "Frog" Carfagno is still fighting to make sure people know that Dick Allen belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The next chance for election will come in 2017. Please click here to see how YOU can help. Thanks.
*Pat DiPilla, Neumann-Goretti's former athletic director and still a part-time trainer there, is starting a scholarship fund to honor Steve Smith's memory. Steve, N-G's football coach for three seasons (2004-06) and a '79 grad of the former Neumann, passed away Dec. 1, 2015. Donations can be made out to . . . "The Millay Club - Steve Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund" and sent to Ss. Neumann-Goretti HS, 1736 South 10th St., Phila., PA, 19148. Thank you.
*If you happen to have a copy of the Sept./Oct. 1990 edition of Philly Sports Magazine, please contact Isaiah Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
*Jim Lannigan, former football star at Father Judge High, has created a LinkedIn group for former All-City honorees in football, basketball and baseball. Post promotions that your company has. Promote a beef and beer that you are having for a charity event, Connect with those that are coaching or involved with the sport that you were involved with during your high school years, network, or just get back in touch, etc. Click here for the group's page.
*The commemorative book -- "La Salle College High School - 100 Years of Football History" -- has been released. It was written by 1969 grad Bill Wasylenko. Proceeds on book sales will benefit the school's Touchdown Club. The book is on sale at home games and can also be purchased on this eBay page.
*The Sports Fan Base Network (SFBN) is streaming games in 2017. To watch the games, go to www.sportsfanbasenetwork.com and click the "Live and On Demand Events" link in the middle of the screen. Click on the selected game, then the video player will open up on your screen. The game can be viewed on any computer with Internet as well as some video capable smart phones, including but not limited to, iPhones. Also, SFBN will be tweeting live during the game so feel free to follow us @The_SFBN with the #sfbn. The game is FREE OF CHARGE for all viewers so make sure you tune in to SFBN on Saturday night!
*Several game films from Bonner's 1984 season (with '83 to come) are available for viewing through Dropbox. For more info, contact Paul Golden at email@example.com.
*Bill Wasylenko, La Salle High's football historian, seeks tapes of games
involving the Explorers from all eras. He already has many tapes
from 1988 to 2012, along with a few from '75 and '76 and some
from the early '60s. Bill may be reached at
*Videos of the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 City All-Star Football Games are now available for purchase. Contact Brian Fluck at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.*
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