Posted by Eric Horvath on August 08, 2014 at 12:24 PM
|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.
“I want to thank and acknowledge Miss Jackie and John McBride for opening their doors to us, along with Nancy Morozin and the Dining Car, Joe Slabinski, the Bridesburg CDC and Business Associations and the Boys and Girls Club,” said Councilman Bobby Henon. “Bridesburg is important since we’ve committed capital dollars to rebuilding the playground. These kids deserve a safe, welcoming space that is equal to the effort put in by the volunteers that work here, day-in and day-out.”
Earlier this year, Councilman Henon hosted a community meeting and announced the commitment of capital funding to repair sections of the Bridesburg site, including for new play equipment, improved outside lighting, security cameras and renovations to both the outside basketball and hockey courts.
Philly Play summer programming will conclude at the Philly Play Summer Challenge, held at Vogt Playground, on August 13 from 10 – 2:30 where more than 2,500 kids from around Philadelphia and the region will take part in an ‘all day play day.’
To learn more about Philly Play, visit www.phillyplay.org.
|Vin Nguyen of Zhang Sah Martial Arts leading kids through drills.|
|Bobby with some of the summer campers during basketball drills.|
|Thanks to the Dining Car and Nancy Morozin for donating snacks!|