Tribute Mural Dedicated To Slain Philadelphia Police Officer Chuck Cassidy

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A new mural, honoring the life of a slain Philadelphia police officer, was dedicated Wednesday evening. It is a fitting tribute in a Northeast Philadelphia rec center that meant so much to the officer and his family.

On the walls inside of the lobby of the Penn/Crisp Gym on Academy Road in Torresdale, is a colorful mural honoring the life of Officer Chuck Cassidy. It features the officer in a scene captured in one of his wife’s favorite pictures of him.

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Philly Play Invites First Lady to End of Summer Celebration

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About 100 youngsters practicing their dance moves Tuesday for Philly Play's end-of-summer event were giving it their all for a good reason: Their efforts had the added responsibility of persuading Michelle Obama to come to Philadelphia.

Philly Play, City Council's free summer camp program, will end the season Aug. 13 with its Summer Challenge, in which 2,000 children go head to head in a variety of sports and competitions, and Philly Play wants the first lady and her daughters to attend.

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Philly Play Delivers $40,000 in Play Equipment to Recreation Centers

The Philly Play initiative, led by Councilman Bobby Henon and his City Council colleagues, along with Philly Play team members received and prepared a delivery of more than $40,000 of sports equipment this week. The equipment, provided by KO Sports, is currently beiPhilly_Play_LOGO-NO_EXCLAMATION.gifng sorted and will be delivered to each of the 10 Philly Play recreation centers on Monday, June 30, in preparation for the start of Philly Play summer camp, starting July 7.

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