X’s and O’s by Kenny Holdsman – June 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) is steadfast in its belief that all of its programming MUST include an educational component that promotes critical thinking and academic skill building.  While our basketball drilling, teaching, and game play surely offers such...

Back Board Member – Olin Chamberlain

Last month Philadelphia Youth Basketball welcomed a board member, Olin Chamberlain, to our diverse cohort of professionals dedicated to our mission of serving the young people of Philadelphia. We were lucky enough to catch up with Olin to learn more about his love for...

Back Board Member – Nadya Shmavonian

Philadelphia Youth Basketball’s Board is an eclectic and dynamic group of basketball enthusiasts grounded by the common passion to provide opportunities for young people to reach their fullest potential.  However, few people share such a deep-rooted passion for...

PYB Leaders on the Move

At PYB, we are fortunate to have acquired the support and organizational “buy-in” from a diverse, motivated, and cohesive group of leaders in the youth and education, business, philanthropic, and basketball communities.  This month, several of our shining leaders have...

Staff Profile – Diana Venezia

The unique passion, energy, and obsession of Philadelphian basketball community can be tough to fully understand and capture for people who come into the community from the outside.  Thankfully for Diana Venezia, she had already grown up with a large window looking...

Philadelphia Olympians Take Home the Gold

With the 2016 Olympic Games wrapping this past month, the Philadelphia community can look back on the games in Rio with pride.  Philadelphia athletes represented the United States of America in the world’s biggest festival of sport and returned home with medals around...

Summer Intern Program Recap

During the summer months, PYB was fortunate to employ a group of capable and hardworking young leaders in our inaugural Intern Program.  All of our interns, both camp-based and corporate-based, served as critical advocates and recruiters for our inaugural Collegiate...