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Penn Treaty Special Services District To Award Over $82,000
In Grants and Sponsorships

PHILADELPHIA – December 13, 2017 – Penn Treaty Special Services District (Penn Treaty SSD) is proud to announce the following Grants and Sponsorships to be awarded at our monthly meeting on December 20, 2017:

  1. Fishtown Athletic Club — $50,000 to support the 2017/2018 soccer, softball, and baseball seasons, keeping the programs affordable to District residents.
  2. 26th Police District / Olde Richmond Community Association — $16,800 to support the Light Bulb Initiative, a program, that works in conjunction with ORCA’s Security Camera Program introducing LED “dusk to dawn” light bulbs to residents with outdoor lighting, and reducing the risk of crimes against persons and property.
  3. A Change of Harp / Analog Arts — $8,000 to support the workshop and performance of KLANG: Die 24 Stunden des Tages (Sound: The 24 Hours of the Day by Karlheinz Stockhausen) in April 2018 at the Maas Building in Fishtown.
  4. Pig Iron Theatre Company — $3,500 to support this year’s Annual Cabaret Benefit.
  5. Northern Liberties Neighbors Association (NLNA) — $2,100 to support this season’s Christmas Tree Chipping event.
  6. Beacon — $2,204 to support the Free Gingerbread House Family Event on December 2, 2017

The Penn Treaty SSD, incorporated in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for residents of the immediate neighborhoods surrounding SugarHouse Casino—including Fishtown, South Kensington, Old Richmond and Northern Liberties.

Funding — which to date has totaled more than $5.7 million — is provided by SugarHouse Casino through an annual donation. Allocation of funds is determined exclusively by the Penn Treaty SSD Board through a grant request form and a review process.

For more information on the Penn Treaty Special Services District, or to apply for a grant, visit www.penntreatyssd.com

See more of what we do at our Facebook Page: Penn Treaty SSD

About Penn Treaty Special Services District
The Penn Treaty Special Services District (PTSSD) is a nonprofit organization formed by volunteers from the four neighborhoods named in the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) reached with SugarHouse Casino in 2009. Contact: Katrina Mansfield, Secretary (215-574-9274) or ptssd.secretary@gmail.com
See also www.penntreatyssd.com

About Fishtown Athletic Club
The Fishtown Athletic Club started in 1957 with one baseball team. Today programs include league Baseball and Soft Ball, Soccer, and Basketball teams that compete all over Philadelphia, surrounding counties, and New Jersey. Also offered are in-house instructional programs for younger members. Eighty-five percent of our participants live in the 19125 area. Contact: Shawn Murphy at smurphy9754@hotmail.com

About the 26th Police District
Located at E. Girard Ave and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125 and led by Captain Krista Dahl-Campbell. For more information about the Light Bulb Project contact Sgt. John Massi at John.Massi@phila.gov

About A Change of Harp
A Change of Harp is an organization committed to promoting the work of living and recently deceased composers through performance, education, and commissioning projects. Our secondary mission is to promote the harp as a new music instrument. We do so by commissioning new works that showcase the harp’s abilities, and by performing works that we believe will expand people’s perceptions of what the harp is capable of. Finally, we enrich our community by offering free harp education and other music education opportunities to at risk youth in the Philadelphia area. Contact: Elizabeth Huston at ehharpist@gmail.com

About Pig Iron Theatre
Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization. Over the course of its nearly two-decade lifespan, Pig Iron has created over two dozen original works and has toured to festivals and theatres around the world. The body of Pig Iron’s work is eclectic and daring. Individual works have been inspired by history, rock music, American kitsch, serendipity, and scientific research. Contact: Maya Cholden at maya@pigiron.org

About Northern Liberties Neighbors Association
The Northern Liberties Neighbors Association is a civic organization that advocates for neighbors, businesses, and visitors to Northern Liberties. Contact: Janet Finegar at janetfinegar@gmail.com

About Beacon
Beacon is a neighborhood faith community located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia that strengthens our community, its children and neighbors, through faith, art, and storytelling. We believe that creative expression and storytelling provide unique avenues for individual and community transformation and growth. We offer space for creative expression weekly through after school programs for children and youth, community events for all ages, and an open, welcoming worship service. Contact: Hannah Quick at info@thewordatbeacon.org

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