2015 Score 4 Scholarships Basketball Tournament Set for May 2

                                                          

Please join us May 2, 2015 at Drexel University for the

2015 Score 4 Scholarships 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament

2015 will mark the 9th year for the Score 4 Scholarships Basketball Tournament. Score will take place, for the third year in a row, at Drexel's Daskalakis Center.

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The Score 4 Scholarships tournament provides a fun 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 event will once again feature celebrities such as Bruiser Flint, John Giannini and Mike Missanelli and more to come shortly! Last year’s corporate sponsors included Comcast Corporation, Fox Rothschild, Shire, IBM, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Pennoni Associates, Inc., PSKW and more. 

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.

2014'S 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 how much fun the 2014 Tournament was.

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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.

                                            For more information:  

> Read about previous tournaments

> View photographs from previous tournaments

> Read more about the Philadelphia Scholars program