External Relations


Temple Now 
June 20, 2018 
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 24, 2017 
Amid daunting odds, Philly student shines 
PHL17 // InFocus 
The Notebook 
June 9, 2017
KYW Newsradio // CBS Philly 
June 8, 2017
Billy Penn 
June 6, 2017
 Philadelphia Tribune 
June 3, 2017
The Notebook 
March 7, 2017 
February 13, 2017  
Philadelphia City Council 
National College Access Network (NCAN) 

KYW Newsradio // CBS Philly
January 7, 2017 
Longtime fixture in Philadelphia's Education Community Bids Farewell 

NBC Philadelphia // NBC10 @ Issue 
December 4, 2016 
New App Helps Families Prepare for College 

The Notebook
December 2, 2016 
Philadelphia Futures releases mobile app to help college-bound students 

December 2, 2016 
Whoa, Philly Futures has an app now 

Technically Philly
December 1, 2016 
PECO's parent company helped Philadelphia Futures turn its college guide into an app

The Notebook

October 24, 2016 
Philadelphia Futures releases 27th annual college Guide

CBS Philly
October 22, 2016
New Guide Designed To Help High Schoolers Step Up to College 

The Notebook 
October 21, 2016 
At Philadelphia Futures, director to step down 

October 3, 2016 
Moving On: Philadelphia Futures ED Joan Mazzotti 

Philadelphia Inquirer 
September 15, 2016 
Philadelphia Futures' head stepping down after 16 years and 500-plus college graduates 

The Notebook 
September 9, 2016 
Organizations that help students get to college 

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 31, 2016 
Letters: Ex-Phillie 'Chooch' Ruiz a winner on and off the field

June 26, 2016 
In a financial pinch, Haverford College will cap financial aid and expand the freshman class

May 19, 2016
Get in the Game 2016

CBS Philly
May 18, 2016
Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies bowl for Philadelphia Futures

May 18, 2016
6abc gets in the game with Philadelphia Futures 

KYW Newsradio
May 18, 2016
Phillies Players Lace Up For Charity Bowling Tournment

May 9, 2016
100 percent of Philadelphia Futures' students got into college for the 22nd consecutive year

The Notebook 
April 15, 2016
A guide for college prep the summer before senior year

PHL17 // InFocus
March 5, 2016
Applying to College

Philadelphia Tribune
January 8, 2016
Philadelphia Futures boost college degree completion

Philadelphia Daily News
January 8, 2016
Philadelphia Futures celebrates 25 years of helping kids succeed

Philadelphia Tribune
January 7, 2016
Annual college conference strikes positive note

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 29, 2015
Last minute holiday gift from Wolf frees school aid

December 17, 2015
How the state budget impasse is hurting these six nonprofits

December 11, 2015
This is the metrics system behind Philadelphia Futures' success

The Notebook
October 22, 2015
A guide to help find your way to college 

Telemundo 62
August 28, 2015
Philadelphia Futures Family

CBS Philly
August 13, 2015
Philadelphia Futures Hosts Annual College Kick-Off

The Notebook
June 8, 2015
Philadelphia Futures Celebrates 25 Years of Graduates 

KYW Newsradio
June 4, 2015
Local Education Advocacy Group Marks 25 Years of College-Bound Success Stories 

Al Dia
April 27, 2015
Phillies and Philadelphia Futures Hold Charity Bowling for Philly Students 

April 24, 2015
Phillies Bowling for Charity

CSN Philly
April 23, 2015

Phillies Host Charity Bowling Event for Philadelphia Futures

KYW Newsradio
April 22, 2015
Phillies to Join Media Celebs for Charity Bowling Fundraiser

The Notebook
April 8, 2015

Filmmakers to bring film, discussion of college access to Philly

PHL17 // InFocus
February 28, 2015
Step Up to College and Philadelphia Futures

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
February 15, 2015
Philadelphia Futures Paying Off with College Access

NBC Philadelphia
January 3, 2015
Philadelphia Futures 2015 Annual Conference

CBS Philly and KYW Newsradio
January 3, 2015
High School, College Students Convene For Philadelphia Futures Conference

NBC Philadelphia // NBC10 @ Issue
December 7, 2014
Step Up to College Tips For Students and Parents

Comcast Newsmakers
November 4, 2014
Step Up to College

FOX29 // Good Day Philadelphia 
October 23, 2014
Philadelphia Futures on Planning for College

KYW Newsradio
October 22, 2014
Step Up to College Guide Reaches Milestone

Philadelphia Public School Notebook
October 21, 2014
Philadelphia Futures celebrates 25 years of publishing college guide

July 28, 2014
Through bonds of mentorship, Philly student defies culture of low expectations

July 24, 2014
Philadelphia Futures Works With Major Philanthropists to Raise $385,000 Matching Grant

June 10, 2014
An Oasis of Hope

June 6, 2014
Bright Futures For Local Students

Main Line Times
April 17, 2014
Phillies Get in the Game raises funds for low-income students

April 14, 2014
"Get in the Game!" event

April 14, 2014
Carlos Ruiz and the Phillies Bowling for Charity

January 26, 2014
Philadelphia Futures Supports Students, Receives $35k Grant

The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 2, 2013
Philadelphia Futures, Gettysburg College mark 12-year tie

The Chronicle of Higher Education 
September 11, 2013
Public Universities Ramp Up Aid for the Wealthy, Leaving the Poor Behind

The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 21, 2013
Bright Futures

The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 10, 2013
Nonprofit that helps students in need gets $1 million

The Huffington Post
November 21, 2012
Giving the Gift of Time

The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 5, 2012
Northeast High program with Philadelphia Futures helps students get into college

Get in the Game 2018

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Back by popular demand! The Phillies and Philadelphia Futures are building the future at the annual Get in the Game celebrity bowling tournament. Over the last 17 years, Get in the Game has raised over $2 million to support the college aspirations of Philadelphia's low-income, first-generation-to-college students. Since its early days as a billiards tournament in a pool hall in Manayunk to our fabulous Get in the Game Celebrity Bowling Tournament, the winning partnership of the Phillies, our sponsors, and enthusiastic guests has been a game changer for Philadelphia students.
Since 2001, Get in the Game event supporters have funded:
  • College-related expenses for 45 Sponsor-A-Scholar students
  • 6,464 hours of summer academic programming
  • 3,680 hours of SAT prep
  • 5,760 hours of after-school classes
  • 6,332 hours of extracurricular activities
  • 42,352 miles of college trips
  • 22,827 soft pretzels and 26,624 slices of pizza
This year, the event will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00pm at South Bowl, located at 19 East Oregon Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  
We are currently recruiting sponsorships, where you have the opportunity to join the Phillies organization and an array of celebrity team captains for this spirited Bowling Tournament.
Click here to learn more about the 2018 Get in the Game Sponsorships.  

For more information on building a winning team, please contact Events Manager Brandon Thompson at 215-790-1666 ext. 463.