Score 4 Scholarships 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament


Score 4 Scholarships 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament

2014 #score4scholarships Raised $61,000, the most this event in its history has brought in for Philadelphia Education Fund's Philadelphia Scholars program.

Thanks to all who supported the event!

 The 2014 Score 4 Scholarships Basketball Tournament took place on May 10 for the second year in a row at Drexel's Daskalakis Center.

In 2007, Jermaine Bromell, a former Philadelphia Scholar and current member of the program’s Advisory Committee, helped to organize the first tournament at the famed University of Pennsylvania’s Palestra. Throughout the years, over 100 players of all ability levels have helped us to raise over $210,000 towards college scholarships for Philadelphia public school students through this event.

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. In 2013, the tournament was at Drexel University's Daskalakis Athletic Center for the first time. 

                See how much fun the 2014 Tournament was.

              The list of 2014 celebrity coaches included:

• Pat Chambers, Penn State University
• Fran Dunphy, Temple University
• Bruiser Flint, Drexel University
• Dominique Stephens, Cheney University
• Mike Missanelli, sports personality, 97.5 The Fanatic




See some photos from 2013 S4S here

Some highlights from the past two years, included:

  • Celebrity Coaching: National and local sports and entertainment celebrities lent their basketball “expertise” to each of the teams involved. 
    The 2012 celebrity coaches included:

o Jerome Allen, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Univ. of Pennsylvania

o Mike Missanelli, Radio Personality, 97.5 The Fanatic

o Quincy Harris, DJ QDeezy of 107.9

o Jay Wright, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Villanova University

o Phil Martelli, Head Men's Basketball Coach, St. Joseph's University

o Mike Quick, Former Philadelphia Eagle and Eagles Commentator

o Marc Vetri, owner of Vetri and Osteria restaurants

o Tony Payton, Jr., State Representative, Philadelphia County

o Bruiser Flint, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Drexel University

o John Giannini, Head Men's Basketball Coach, LaSalle University

o Larry Brown, Former Head Coach, Philadelphia 76ers

o John Celestand, Former NBA Champion and Comcast Sports College Basketball Analyst

o Zane Major, Former St. Joseph's University Men's Basketball Player

o Keith Cunningham, Former AAU Women's Basketball Coach

o Robert DeShields,
Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the Community College of Philadelphia

PA Announcers: Jon Marks, Mannwell Glenn


For more information:  

> Read about previous tournaments

> View photographs from previous tournaments

> Read more about the Philadelphia Scholars program