3,000 Kids Participate in ‘All Day Play Day at Vogt Playground”
August 14, 2014 (Philadelphia) – Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District) and members of the Philly Play team hosted the inaugural Philly Play Summer Challenge at Vogt Playground yesterday. More than 3,000 kids participated, representing summer camps, day cares, preschools and recreation centers around Philadelphia and the region. The day capped off a successful six-weeks of Philly Play summer camp programming and Pop Up events around the city, all aimed at promoting active play and the use of parks and recreation facilities.
|Summer Challenge attendees celebrate before heading off to skills stations at Vogt Playground (photo by Dan Ceisler)|
|Miss Jackie, Councilman Henon & John McBride|
August 8, 2014 (Philadelphia) - Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District) and members of the Philly Play team were joined Thursday by the Vin Nguyen of Zhang Sah Martial Arts and Coach Albert Johnson of Manor College and Philadelphia 76ers Summer Camp for a Philly Play Pop Up Play event at the Bridesburg Recreation Center (4601 Richmond St.). Snacks were donated by the Philly Play team and the Dining Car.
The Pop Up featured martial arts demonstrations and training from Vin Nguyen and basketball drills with Coach Johnson. Attendees also learned and practiced the official Philly Play dance, a choreographed number that will be performed by more than 2,500 kids at the Philly Play Summer Challenge on August 13.Read more
August 6, 2014 (Philadelphia) – Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District) and staff visited four separate National Night Out sites over two days to highlight the effort which brings neighbors together to promote community involvement and crime prevention.
“National Night Out is about celebrating the community that we often don’t see in the headlines and on television news,” Councilman Henon said. “By strengthening neighborhood bonds, we create and grow the foundations of those civic associations, town watch and community groups that are the lifeblood of the Northeast.”Read more