Papa Playground Recreation
Advisory Council

6839 Lansdowne Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19151

Programs @ Papa
• Arts
• Dance
• Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts
• Sal After-School Program
• Senior Citizens Bingo
• Summer Camp
• Y.E.S. Program
• Youth Community Garden
• Youth Culinary Arts
• Youth Mentor Program

Sports @ Papa
• Adult Football
• OBAA51 Youth Sport Programs:
- Youth Baseball
- Youth Flag Football
- Adult/Youth Indoor&Outdoor Soccer

Citywide Clean-ups @ Papa
• Fall Into Your Park
• Martin Luther King Day
• Phila Cares about Fairmount Park
• Spring Into Your Park
• Philly Clean Sweep

Judy Kelly
Recreation Leader

Eric Kurtz
Assistant Recreation Leader

Recreation Center
Phone No:


United Way

Donor #45511















Whitman Park Baseball RBI and Overbrook Baseball RBI

Youth Represent Camden City During the 2009 Major League Baseball
All-Star Week in St. Louis

Last year several kids from Camden, NJ and the Overbrook section of Philadelphia combined to represent the Philadelphia Phillies in four exhibition games with teams from around the country.

Under the guidance of Desmond Newbil, General Manager for the Whitman Park Baseball Program and Rev. Chris Collings, President, several of the under 12 year old division players were offered an opportunity of a lifetime to travel to St. Louis with members of the "World Champion" Phillies organization.

Assisting Coach Desmond was Coach Luther Collins and several youth from the Overbrook RBI program who joined in to make this possible. Players from the Whitman Park Baseball Program attending were Zuri Philmore-Shaw, Deron Wharton, Tyeese Blackman, Mark Banks, Shaheim Garrett and Ramere Jenkins. These players represented the under 12 division.

The Whitman Park Youth Baseball program has been a shining star in the Phillies RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner-city) program. RBI has provided the kids from Whitman Park the opportunity to gain exposure to professional baseball, colleges and clinics. These young people have participated in several media blitzes with Phillies players and the Phillie Phanatic. Under the direction of Mr. Jon Joaquin Coordinator, Fan Development Whitman Park Youth Basebal and GM, Desmond Newbil has a wonderful work relationship with the World Champion Phillies.

(Anointed News Journal - August 2009)

Papa Playground Recreation Advisory Council Officers

Luther Collins

Arthur Satchell
Vice President

Danielle Tucker-Mills

Charlene Shuler