NETHER PROVIDENCE – The Delaware County Press Club will celebrate Women’s History Month with a Women and Sports luncheon panel, noon to 1 pm Wednesday, March 16, at The Springhaven Club, 600 South Providence Road, Wallingford. Doors open at 11:30 am for networking.
Featured panelists will include Leslie Gudel, Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor, and Lindsey Moppert. Panel members will discuss their careers; the impact of sports on women athletes and business leaders; and how sports builds character, teamwork, and other life qualities. A Q&A period will follow the discussion, with questions welcomed from the audience.
A native of Los Angeles, Gudel moved to Philadelphia in 1997 where she became the city’s first female sports broadcaster, helping launch Comcast SportsNet, which is now NBC Sports Network. During her 19 years with Comcast SportsNet, Gudel used her spare time on the national beat. She spent three years with ABC Sports as a sideline reporter for college football, and reported from the US Open Figure Skating Championships, Indy 500, and Little League World Series. After 25 years in broadcasting, Gudel transitioned to the business side of sports. She is currently the COO of Strategic Sports Marketing (SSM) and Elevate Sports and Media. SSM focuses on pairing athletes with brands / corporations, as well as taking an active role in the new Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) opportunity with college athletes.
Taylor was a standout player with the University of Maine’s women’s basketball team and went on to play professionally in Ireland. She served as a graduate assistant basketball coach at East Stroudsburg University; worked at the United States Military Academy at West Point; and was a professor and assistant women’s basketball coach at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Now a member of the Delaware County Council, she is also a professor and program director in Kinesiology at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia.
Lindsey Moppert is completing studies in Broadcast Journalism at Temple University, where she is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Association for Women in Sports Media, and is captain of Temple’s Cheerleading team. She has completed internships at ESPN and SFBN and is now working at Temple with “Temple Update,” OwlSports Update Productions, and American Athletic Conference Campus Connect. She’s also an intern with “PHL17 Morning News.”
All press club events are open to the public. Tickets for the luncheon are $ 32 for members with reservations and $ 38 for nonmembers and walk-ins. Reservations are recommended but guests may also pay by cash, check, or credit card at the door. Masks are optional. For more information and tickets, visit http://thepressclubpa.org/events. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new book or two for students in grades K through eighth for the press club’s Book Drive.
Membership in the press club is available to individuals, businesses, and students working in all fields of communications and allied communication fields. For eligibility information and to join the club, visit http://thepressclubpa.org/. The press club season runs from September through May.
St. Vincent DePaul Society holds Celtic St. Patrick’s Day musical fundraiser
The St. St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 136 Saxer Ave., Springfield will host a Celtic St. Patrick’s Concert featuring the music of Charlie Zahm, 7-9 pm Sunday, March 13, at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Tickets for the St. Vincent DePaul fundraiser are $ 10 can be purchased in advance at St. Francis Rectory or at the doors of the church the night of the concert. For more information, call Pat Brown at 610-328-9831.
Haverford Township plans peaceful rally to support Ukraine
Kelly Center for Music, Arts, and Community, in collaboration with Haverford Township, will present the “Haverford Township – United for Ukraine” event, 5 to 6:30 pm Thursday, March 10, at Paddock Park, 214 W. Hillcrest Ave. , Havertown. The evening of live music by local musicians, a few local speakers, and community fellowship will demonstrate solidarity and support for the Ukrainian community in Haverford and around the world.
Everyone is invited to attend, bring their lawn chairs and signs, in support of peace. For more information about Kelly Music for Life, visit https://kellymusicforlife.org.
Upper Darby offers Summer Stage scholarships
As part of the new partnership between the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation and Upper Darby Township, scholarships to the Upper Darby Summer Stage program will be granted by the township to residents between the ages of 10 and 18 for up to 400 Children.
Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis and there are no income or academic requirements; simply a strong desire to be an active participant in this award-winning, nationally recognized program. Applications can be found on the township website, http://upperdarby.org, under government and, then, leisure services.
Bowl For Hope raises funds for recovery
A Bowl For Hope event will take place, 6-8 pm Friday, March 25, at Sproul Lanes, Springfield. Cost is $ 30 for single ticket or $ 150 for six people, which includes food, drink, bowling and shoes. Hosted by LeeAnn Sullivan of Keller Williams Real Estate in Media, the bowling event will also include raffle baskets, a 50/50 drawing, and a prize for the overall winner of the night.
Proceeds will benefit the Peggie and Paul Shevlin Family Foundation, which raises funds for vulnerable people transitioning out of inpatient addiction treatment centers into safe and structured recovery homes. In six years, the Shevlin Family Foundation has helped over 2000 people and awarded hundreds of scholarships to help community members with their most basic needs: short-term housing scholarships, food, clothing, transportation, personal IDs, job searches, and encouragement. They fill the gap for those in need during the vulnerable time of transitioning out of inpatient treatment.
Tickets can be purchased at https://shevlinfamilyfoundation.org/bowl-for-hope-1.
Everyone is invited to a night of fun, and to celebrate the freedom that recovery brings while raising funds for those in early recovery.
For more information, or tickets, or to donate a raffle basket, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org/. This sober event is open to the public.
Heinz Refuge holds archery pop-up
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum will host a free Archery Pop-up event, 4: 30-6: 30 pm Thursday, March 24. This is an ideal event to try or learn archery. People of all ages can stop by the Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., to take their first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit a bullseye. With safety as the top priority, the Refuge’s USA Archery certified instructors will help people with the basics of archery. Families are welcome with children, age eight and up. No registration or equipment are required. For more information, visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/john-heinz-tinicum.
Tickets go on sale for Glenolden Fire House bingo
The Glenolden Fire House, 123 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden will hold its 4th Annual Designer Bag Bingo, 7 pm Saturday, April 23. Doors will open 6 pm Tickets are $ 30 in advance or $ 35 at the door. Event is BYOB and snacks. A 50/50 raffle, extra bingo cards, specials, card markers and basket raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 610-636-4373 or email email@example.com/.
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