Penn Treaty SSD To Award Over $48,000
in Grants and Sponsorships in July 2017

PHILADELPHIA –July, 2017 –  The Penn Treaty Special Services District (Penn Treaty SSD) is
proud to announce Grants and Sponsorships to the following recipients:

  1. Second Street Festival / NLNA — $20,000
    to support the costs of the 2017 2nd Street Festival on August 6, 2017
  2. We Care Soccer / Palmer Doggie Depot — $5,000
    to support the kids summer soccer camp
  3. Icebox Project Space / Fractured Atlas — $8,540
    to support the costs of Distance ≠ Time, an exhibition on display
    from Sept 6th through Oct 1st 2017
  4. Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA) — $2,500
    to support the Meet The Neighbors event on June 16, 2017
  5. Beacon — $347.24
    to support the creation of murals at Hackett Elementary School
  6. Mascher Space Coop — $3,000 to support free dance classes and performances
    at the Mascher Neighborhood Dance & Movement Festival on Nov 17 & Nov 18, 2017
  1. Ulises Books / VoxPopuli — $3,500 to support the Migration-themed, three-month season of weekly public programming and exhibitions comprised of workshops, lectures, and collaborations held at Ulises from July through August 2017
  2. Anne’s Reunion Committee — $3,500 to support The 2017 Shore Thing fundraiser
    on Aug 19, 2017
  3. Cione Strikers Soccer Club / Joey Casey Foundation — $2,250 to support the costs of field equipment

The awards will be mailed to the recipients as Penn Treaty SSD does not meet in July and August.

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 $4.2 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

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  See also

About Second Street Festival
Through direct support from sponsors and local businesses, The 2nd Street Festival aims to bring awareness to the Northern Liberties neighborhood and encourage a healthy and positive lifestyle. For a single day, the 2nd Street Festival brings neighbors and strangers together through live music, food, games, and the arts. Contact: Kristine Kennedy at

About We Care Soccer
This week-long program takes place every summer during the last week of July. It is a free and volunteer-based summer camp where kids ages 3 – 11 learn different soccer skills. Once a child turns 12 they are eligible to come back and help coach younger campers for the next couple of years. Approximately 50 kids showed up to the first We Care Soccer Camp in 1994. 21 years later, camp participation has more than tripled to about 170 children. Contact: Pat Cain at 215-739-5118

About Icebox Project Space
Distance ≠ Time is an exhibition based entirely on the interaction and participation between the audience and the objects, performances, and programs presented. The exhibition is free, and open to the public. We seek to connect both the art community and the greater Kensington community with an enhanced understanding of how time, and our notions of time, influence our current social, economic and political landscape. Indeed, our sense of time is deeply rooted in our sense of self, and shapes our actions and our future. Contact: Ryan McCartney at

About Fishtown Neighbors Association (FNA)
Fishtown is a vibrant Philadelphia community with a rich history, a culture all its own, and plenty of creativity. The Fishtown Neighbors Association is proud to welcome you. We’re a nonprofit, volunteer-run civic association dedicated to making Fishtown the best neighborhood it can be. Contact: Ian Wilson at

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 Nielsen at

About Mascher Space Coop
Mascher Space Co-op is a home for new dance in Philadelphia. Artist imagined, artist founded, artist shared and run, Mascher provides space that is affordable and versatile. We are a community of support that cultivates a flow of ideas and modes of deep problem solving and inquiry. Bound not by aesthetics, but a common commitment to working cooperatively and sharing administrative tasks and resources, Mascher wildly nurtures the development of its Artists-In-Residence at various stages in their careers, lines of research, and explorations.
Contact: Christina Gesualdi at

About Ulises Books
Ulises is a bookshop and curatorial platform dedicated to artists’ books and independent art publications. Contact: Gee Wesley at

About St. Anne’s Reunion Committee
St. Anne’s Reunion Committee is dedicated to continuing the reunions that were attended by all fellow classmates, old and new neighbors, and anyone who likes to stay connected to all those we have grown with throughout your lives. Contact: Theresa Stahl at

About Cione Strikers Soccer Club
The Cione Club was formed in 2015 to provide a community soccer option for the increasing Fishtown and Port Richmond youth population. Contact: John Levy at





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