2014

Steven Chadwin

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Steven Chadwin is a highly honored basketball coach whose love of teaching and coaching, commitment to the game of basketball and dedication to his students and players runs deeper than winning games, achieving championships or displaying trophies. However, during his 35 seasons as head basketball coach at Abington Friends School, he has indeed won games:… Read more »

Howard Eskin

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Controversial, hardworking Howard Eskin, with his reputation for no-holds barred commentary, is a local sports icon who was the catalyst for the sports talk revolution in Philadelphia. He parlayed that success into a multimedia career that includes both local and national TV and radio. Eskin, nicknamed “The King” by Pete Rose, is currently sports anchor… Read more »

Jules “Babe” Love

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Jules “Babe” Love has led a life committing sports to the service of Judaism and Israel. His single goal has been to show students that integrity, respect and high academic standards are more valuable than gold medals. Love attended Bartram High School in Philadelphia and made the varsity basketball team as a point guard his… Read more »

Louise “Bobbie” Rose

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At the tender age of 98, Louise Rose is one of the most active and celebrated women athletes in the history of Philadelphia. Proficient in a wide variety of sports, the game of golf is her main focus. She is still active, pounding the ball on the driving range as many mornings as possible. When… Read more »

Michael Rose

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Growing up, Michael Rose excelled in baseball, football, basketball and tennis, but as he entered junior high, it was golf that consumed his sporting life. The recipient of invaluable lessons in the short game and course management from his Hall of Fame mother, Bobbie, he made the varsity golf team at Abington High School and… Read more »

Sara Schiffman

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A native Philadelphian and graduate of Lower Merion High School, Sara Schiffman has enjoyed an outstanding career in the world of tennis both as a player and a coach. Undefeated in four years at the number one singles position in high school, she led Lower Merion to the finals of the PIAA Championship in 2000… Read more »

Steve Smoger

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As a professional boxing referee, Steve Smoger has long ranked at the pinnacle of his profession. He has refereed 185 World Title fights all over the globe and has officiated in more states and countries than any other professional boxing referee in the history of the “sweet science”. Honored several times as “Referee of the… Read more »

Leonard Tose

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Leonard Tose was a colorful, Runyonesque character who owned the Philadelphia Eagles for sixteen seasons including his team’s memorable Super Bowl season of 1980. Perhaps his greatest legacy, however, was his role as the driving force in establishing the Ronald McDonald houses nationwide. Tose was known for both his hard living and soft heart. Born… Read more »