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Benny Bass

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The diminutive Benny Bass was pound-for-pound one of the most bruising boxing champions of the 20th century, with more than two-thirds of his 176 victories coming by way of the knockout. Born in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, the 5 ft.1 in. Bass won two world titles within the span of 25 months. He… Read more »

Bonnie Rose George

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Bonnie Rose George is one of the premier amateur women golfers in the Philadelphia region. Her winning consistency on the links has gained her scores of trophies and gold medals. She comes from a golfing family and played in her first tournament at age 12. Both of her brothers were outstanding amateur golfers. In addition… Read more »

Robert Levy

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Robert P. Levy’s name in Philadelphia is synonymous with sports. His enthusiastic support, encouragement and philanthropic endeavors for sports and sports participation have made him an extremely prominent and active sportsman in and for the city. As Chairman of the Philadelphia Sports Congress, he leads an extremely proactive organization in its efforts to attract major… Read more »

Stan Novak

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Stan Novak was an athlete, educator, coach and NBA scout. He excelled at every level and overcame every challenge. A native of West Philadelphia, Novak was a two-time all-public league basketball player at West Philadelphia High School, leading the 1940-41 squad to the Public League Championship. After a stint as an officer in the Navy,… Read more »

Alexander “Petey” Rosenberg

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Petey Rosenberg was one of the most versatile athletes ever to come out of South Philadelphia. Born on the Fourth of July in 1918, he made his mark in both scholastic and professional basketball and baseball. At South Philadelphia High School, Rosenberg played baseball on the 1936 championship team, touted as the best high school… Read more »

Sonny Slosburg

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Sonny Slosburg entered his first football game for Temple University in the 1945 season as an unheralded freshman player from Philadelphia’s Central High School. The speedy, third string halfback quickly ran for two touchdowns and from then on became the Owl’s key backfield star and scoring threat. He finished his first year as the team’s… Read more »

Bob Spivak

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Bob Spivak is President of Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel. Since assuming his post in 1981. Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel, located in Philadelphia, has exhibited tremendous growth in American athletes competing in the World Maccabiah Games. He served as General Chairman of the USA Maccabiah Team that represented America at the Maccabiah Games in 1985, 1989… Read more »