Philadelphia Futures' Get in the Game 2016 was once again a huge success thanks to Carlos Ruiz, our event host and champion, his teammates and the Philadelphia community, who came together to support the college aspirations of the students we serve.
During the evening, Ruiz was inducted into the Philadelphia Futures "Hall of Fame" in recognition of his sustained support and his commitment to the Philadelphia Futures mission.
The event, which took place at South Bowl in South Philadelphia, raised $160,000 and was attended by more than 500 guests and supporters of Philadelphia Futures.
You can view photos from Get in the Game 2016 here.
Get in the Game 2016 Leading Sponsors
|Patricia and Gordon Fowler|
|Joan Mazzotti and Michael Kelly|
|Spring Creek Investment Management|
Over the last 15 years, Get in the Game has raised close to $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 43 Sponsor-A-Scholar students
- 6,060 hours of summer academic programming
- 3,450 hours of SAT prep
- 5,400 hours of after-school classes
- 5,937 hours of extracurricular activities
- 39,705 miles of college trips
- 21,400 soft pretzels and 24,960 slices of pizza