November 11, 1993 |
Ted Josey remembers his nephew Christopher Minor as a young man with a "helping personality. He demonstrated leadership in a quiet way. " Friends and family will remember that spirit Saturday evening at a banquet in his memory. Minor, a star athlete at Phoenixville High School and a football player at Temple University, was 21 when he died from injuries suffered in an auto accident in June 1992. Saturday's Minor Miracle Celebration Banquet is a fund-raising event, with the proceeds benefiting the Chris Minor Scholarship Fund.
April 22, 2010 |
Temple, which made its seventh-straight NCAA tournament appearance in March, dominated the annual Big Five women's basketball awards Wednesday night at the postseason banquet in Drexel Hill. Sophomore Kristen McCarthy was voted player of the year, while Tonya Cardoza earned her second straight coach-of-the-year honor since joining Temple in July 2008. "I owe it all to my coaching staff," Cardoza said. "If you surround yourself with good people, good things are going to happen to you. "Our players busted their butts all year.
November 5, 1987 |
The annual Parkwood Youth Organization banquet was held on Sunday to honor winning teams and outstanding athletes sponsored by the organization. About 400 adults and children attended the banquet at Rosewood Caterers to watch the winners receive their trophies and to hear speeches as politicians gave last-minute pitches to the voters. PYO is a volunteer organization that raises most of its $75,000 to $80,000 annual budget through registrations and recycling projects. It was founded 22 years ago and has 23 acres of playing fields, some of which are lighted for night play, and a gym in the planning stage.
February 20, 1994 |
The Longwood Fire Company held its banquet and dance last Saturday, and more than 140 people attended. The fire company has more than 60 volunteers, some of whom are employees at Longwood Gardens, where the event was held. Heading the banquet committee was James W. Rimmer Jr., who lives in Kennett Square. Committee members, all from Kennett Square, were Charles W. Carter Jr., Donna J. Dawson, Joseph F. Kienle, James E. McDaniel, Peg Rimmer, Kevin F. Smith, Phyllis T. Smith and Kimberly A. Watson.
October 21, 1988 |
Mayor Goode purchased a table's worth of seats at a September 1984 banquet featuring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, an aide to housing activist Charles L. "Boo" Burrus testified in Common Pleas Court yesterday. The aide, Debra Cooper, said she accompanied Burrus to the mayor's office in the summer of 1984, then waited in a reception room while Burrus met with the mayor and collected a check to pay for the table. "Charlie came back with a check and we left," said Cooper.
April 23, 1993 |
You've seen those friendly messages on your utility bills - things like where to call if you smell gas, or how to get help if you're behind on payments. Well, the city Water Department earlier this month had a novel message for more than 100,000 customers: a plug for a $100-a-plate charity banquet honoring Mayor Rendell as "Man of the Year. " "What?" Rendell said yesterday when told of the message. "That is enormously inappropriate. " Rendell said he was unaware of the plug and would instruct the department not to use space on water bills for private appeals.
April 10, 1991 |
Donald Hodge's status as a member of the Temple basketball team was unclear last night after he and teammate Chris Lovelace were prohibited by coach John Chaney from attending the team's postseason banquet. Hodge, the team's starting center, and Lovelace, a backup front-line player, were not allowed to attend the banquet at the Hershey Hotel for violating a team rule, according to Chaney. Chaney said last night that the two players had missed three team academic tutoring sessions - two last week and one this week - which is a violation of team rules.
September 29, 2012
Former West Philadelphia High basketball star Gene Banks will be among seven honorees Sunday at the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture legends banquet. The banquet will be held at Oaks Ballroom, 511 W. Oak Lane, Glenolden. The doors will open at 2 p.m. Banks is an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards. He graduated from West Philadelphia in 1977 and starred at Duke before playing six seasons in the NBA with Chicago and San Antonio. He was seen by many as the city's best high school player since Wilt Chamberlain, who graduated from Overbrook High in 1955.
December 9, 2012 |
The 68th annual Brooks Irvine Memorial Football Club banquet will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill. The all-South Jersey football team, selected by The Inquirer in conjunction with the club and area coaches, will be introduced. The club also will honor four college players of the year: Penn State's Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro), Maine's Chris Howley (Triton), Johns Hopkins' Taylor Maciow (Cherokee), and Gettysburg's Kody Smith (Shawnee). The club's sportsmanship award will be presented to Bishop Eustace Prep.
May 30, 1991 |
Officials and staff of the Presbyterian Children's Village in Rosemont planned to honor 86 foster parents who provide care to 106 children at its third annual recognition banquet last night. Founded in 1877 as an orphanage, the village now provides intensive therapeutic care for more than 160 youngsters through foster homes and residential programs. The agency works to place chronically abused and troubled children into foster homes and provide short-term, fully supervised care in residential treatment programs at the village.