2012

Buzz Bissinger

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As a winner of such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize, the Livingston Award, and the National Headliners Award among others, H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger is one of the nation’s most honored and distinguished writers. A native of New York City, he has been a Philadelphia resident for over forty years as well as a prominent… Read more »

Richard Cohen

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In 1965 at The Haverford School, Richard Cohen was the 5th ranked high school tennis player in the United States. He won the Middle States Inter -Scholastics Tennis Championships a record setting six straight years. From 1963-1965, he was the #1 ranked junior in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Cohen played Varsity tennis at The… Read more »

Glenn Fine

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Former Inspector General of the United States Department of Justice, Glenn Fine has achieved outstanding success in three of this country’s most important arenas: athletic, academic and professional. Fine, despite the height of merely 5 feet, 9 inches, earned basketball honors in both high school and college. A 1974 graduate of Cheltenham High School, he… Read more »

Lisa Hoffstein

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Lisa S. Hoffstein, a New York native and University of Pennsylvania graduate, has been involved in the world of competitive tennis since the age of ten. As an Eastern ranked tennis junior she played high school tennis on the Great Neck South boys’ team, eventually marrying the team’s #1 singles player. A great source of… Read more »

George Katz

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George Katz, a colorful and charismatic devotee of the “sweet science”, was born in South Philadelphia and lived there his entire life. Katz’ career was eclectic and varied ranging from ownership of a billiard parlor to serving as Secretary to Philadelphia Mayor Joe Clark. In the 1940’s he turned to boxing full-time and managed such… Read more »

Fred Shabel

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For the past 32 years, Vice-Chairman Fred A. Shabel has been a key executive at Comcast-Spectacor, the high profile sports and entertainment organization which includes the Philadelphia Flyers, Global Spectrum and The Wells Fargo Center. Before joining Spectacor in 1980, he was Vice-President for Operations at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1967 to 1975, he… Read more »

Rich Yankowitz

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Rich “Yank” Yankowitz is the winningest basketball coach in the long history of the Philadelphia Public League. Over his 34 year career at Dobbins Vocation Technical High School his teams had 486 victories, winning over 64% of their games, and twice were Public League Champions. At Overbrook High School, he played basketball and baseball; and… Read more »