PHILADELPHIA IN ONE WORD: DIFFERENT

Kelli Greer

  @mrs.kgr
Kelli Greer is from Southwest Philadelphia, and she was born into a basketball family. She is a business professional, wife, and mother of two children. Her father Lynn Greer, Sr. played for Edison High School, and won the 1969 city championship. Upon graduation, he enrolled at Virginia State University, and in 2014, he was inducted into the VSU athletics Hall of Fame. He was a four-year starter and team captain for the Trojans. He was also drafted by both the ABA (Carolina Cougars) and NBA (Phoenix Suns).
Lynn Greer, Jr. set Philadelphia public league records during his high school career, and he left his mark on Temple University as the second all-time leading scorer. Greer Roopnarine followed in the footsteps of the family business as she helped to lead George Washington Carver to the 1997 city championship. She contributed 19-points and earned MVP honors.
The legacy continues through Lynn Greer III, who is a freshman on the Dayton University Flyers men’s basketball team. Greer Roopnarine sums up her experience perfectly, stating “basketball was the place, regardless what was going on around us…we could all fellowship as a family on the court…we have generations of Greer ballplayers and it brings us joy to carry that tradition.”

Eastwick Regional Playground

7999 Mars Place
Philadelphia, PA 19153
The Eastwick Regional Playground is located in southwest Philadelphia. It boarders neighboring Delaware county, and the Philadelphia International airport. The grounds have both tennis and basketball courts, as well as programs for all ages including martial arts, eSports, and summer camps.
This playground may not be as well-known, however, it is home to the Greer family, which makes it one of the best-kept secrets within and around the city.
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