X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – February

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – February

PYB will be employing for its second summer a cadre of college student interns.  Our corporate-based interns will work out of our headquarters at Ballard Spahr, shouldering real responsibility with various projects related to the building of our organization.  Our...
X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – January

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – January

Philadelphia Youth Basketball from its inception has been focused on the empowerment of young people as students, athletes, and positive leaders.  While many sports-based youth development (SBYD’s) organizations also seek to improve the academic prowess of...
X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – October

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – October

The mission of Philadelphia Youth Basketball is to create opportunities for young people, especially those from families and communities without abundant resources, to reach their potential as strong students, competitive athletes, and positive leaders and citizens. ...
X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – July

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman – July

As the Week 4 Camp of our Collegiate Summer Camp Series began at Temple University, I took a moment to reflect upon our participating young people and their PYB experience: It is 8 a.m. and young kids are pouring into Temple’s athletics center for PYB camp. ...
X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman

Today marks the 365th day of the beginning of Philadelphia Youth Basketball as a real live enterprise.  On June 1st 2015, I began my official tenure as PYB’s first employee.  The past 12 months have been the most exhilarating and productive of my “mid career” work...

X’s and O’s from Kenny Holdsman

Almost twenty years ago, my wife Amy Tress Holdsman, joined the board of directors of Philabundance, a local hunger relief organization.  I remember vividly her reasoning for why she was compelled to the mission and function of this organization.  Amy said its work...

Kenny Holdsman Interview with iHeartMedia

On March 20th, WDAS 105.3 FM aired an interview featuring iHeartMedia’s Loraine Ballard Morrill and Philadelphia Youth Basketball’s President and CEO, Kenny Holdsman. In the conversation, Kenny shares information about PYB’s current Middle School Partnership Program,...
Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

from The Philadelphia Citizen, by Larry Platt This week, the thrilling NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament gets underway. As a sports fan, it’s one of my favorite times of the year, filled with rattling emotions: the high-fiving athletes, the crying cheerleaders, the...

“Brick-by-Brick” – February Fundraising Update

PYB is pleased to announce our noteworthy fundraising advances and our tactical plan moving forward. PYB, launched in the spring of 2015, has already made considerable strides during the past eight months of operation. We have an organization, a Board of Directors, a...