Thanks for joining us on May 2, 2015 at Drexel University for the
2015 Score 4 Scholarships 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament
2015 marked the 9th year for the Score 4 Scholarships Basketball Tournament, which took place, for the third year in a row, at Drexel's Daskalakis Center.
The Score 4 Scholarships tournament provides an enjoyable environment to connect the sports and entertainment, business and philanthropic communities of our surrounding region to raise funds for Last Dollar Scholarships. Scholars Alumnus Jermaine Bromell, who was instrumental in creating the tournament initially, organizes the event where up to 16 corporate sponsors field a team of employees in a fun and friendly competition. And each team is coached by a sports or media celebrity! This year’s corporate sponsors included Drexel University, Comcast Corporation and Fox Rothschild, LLP. The entire list of this year's sponsors can be found here.
The tournament is an “NCAA style” bracket competition and features three competitive divisions with up to eight basketball teams in each division. Trophies are awarded to winners in each division, and all participants receive T-shirts, food and beverages at the event.
tHE 2014 tOURNAMENT RAISED $61,000, the most this event in its history has brought in for Philadelphia Education Fund's Philadelphia Scholars program.
2015's celebrity coaches include:
• Bruiser Flint, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Drexel University
• John Hill, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Lincoln University
• Jamal Jackson, (former) center, Philadelphia Eagles
• Mike Missanelli, Sports Radio Personality, 97.5The Fanatic
• Ike Reese, (former) linebacker, Philadelphia Eagles
• Jon Runyan, (former) offensive tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
• Dominique Stephens, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Cheyney University
• Tra Thomas, (former) offensive tackle, Philadelphia Eagles
See how much fun the 2014 Tournament was.
The Philadelphia Scholars and Last Dollar Scholarships
For the past 20 years, the Philadelphia Scholars program has made a signiﬁcant impact on Philadelphia public high school graduates. Too many students are still unable to attend college even with financial scholarships. They are often just a few thousand dollars short. By awarding “Last Dollar” scholarships ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, these Philadelphia Scholars are able to attend college. The economic impact of a college-educated workforce on the Philadelphia region is signiﬁcant. Research shows the average Philadelphia Scholar comes from a home with a median income of about $19,000 annually. Within five years of graduation, their average median salary is more than $47,000. Since 1990, over $13 million in Last Dollar Scholarships have been awarded to more than 2,700 Philadelphia public school students. You can help be a part of this effort.
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