Annual Germantown Community Basketball Tournament
The Germantown Community Basketball Tournament has been taking place annually since its inception in 1989. The tournament, now in its 29th year, has always been focused on benefiting the Germantown community.
The tournament brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds. The selection of participants provides an opportunity for exciting out-of-league match-ups between squads whose schedules would never otherwise intersect.
Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8, 2018
Germantown Friends School Scattergood Gym, 31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Cost: $5 adults, $3 students (free admission to students wearing orange)
Friday, December 7
3:30 p.m. Bodine vs. Parkway Northwest (Girls)
5 p.m. Robeson vs. Parkway Northwest (Boys)
6:30 p.m. GFS vs. Roxborough (Girls)
8 p.m. GFS vs. Bodine (Boys)
Saturday, December 8
12 p.m. Roxborough vs Bodine (Girls Consolation)
1:30 p.m. Parkway NW vs Bodine (Boys Consolation)
3 p.m. Parkway NW vs GFS (Girls Championship)
4:30 p.m. Presentation of the Germantown Community Service Award
Emaleigh Doley (2017) and Pat Bass (2018)
5 p.m. Robeson vs GFS (Boys Championship)
One of the highlights of the annual Germantown Community Basketball Tournament is the presentation of the GCT Community Service Award, which is given to an individual who has done outstanding work within Northwest Philadelphia.
This year, we honor Pat Bass.
While on the staff of GFS more than 40 years ago, she developed and oversaw what would become the Community Scholars Program. When Pat was teaching, the AIDS epidemic was rising in prominence. Pat saw that this disease could potentially become an epidemic and would negatively impact people (and particularly women) of color, which led her to dedicate the rest of her career to health advocacy.
She became Co-Director for the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office in the Philadelphia EMA, then the Director of AIDS Relief, an international health development project. She continues to be a member of CAEAR Coalition, a group that focuses on reauthorization and appropriations for the Cities and Communities receiving Ryan White funding.
Pat serves as President of the Board of Directors of Johnson House Historic Site, one of five designated Underground Railroad Sites in Pennsylvania. She also is a board member at Action Wellness (formerly Action AIDS), and is active in her church where she serves as Ministry Leader for International Ministry.
1993 Charles Younger
1994 Veronica Joyner
1995 Sara Sharpe
1996 Laura Aldrich
1997 Reverend Bob Emberger
1998 Mike McCrea
1999 Margaret Hutchinson
2000 Rosalind McKelvey
2001 Frank Jones
2002 Patricia Simmons
2003 Tony Hudgins
2004 No Tournament
2005 LeRoi Simmons
2006 Mike Wise
2007 Christian A. Heyer-Rivera
2008 Reverend Alfred W. Jones Jr.
2009 Officer Ernest Pollard
2010 Betty Jane Turner
2011 Elan Gepner
2012 Carlotta Fareira
2013 Dennis Barnebey
2014 Andrew Lofton
2015 Carl Tannenbaum
2016 Eric Worley
2017 Emaleigh Doley
2018 Pat Bass
Proceeds from the Germantown Community Basketball Tournament benefit the GFS Community Basketball and Enrichment Camp.
Started in 1972 by former GFS principal David Felsen, the summer program, formerly known as the Germantown Basketball, Reading, & Computer Clinic, provides a low-cost opportunity for children from the Germantown community to develop their skills not only on the court but in the classroom as well.