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Temple’s Cherry and White Spring Game

April 18, 2017 GMT

Temple will hold its annual Cherry and White Spring football game on Saturday, April 22. The game will be held on Chodoff Field at Edberg Olson Hall. The kickoff is set for 12 p.m. Admission is free to the public.The Temple Owls are coming off back to back 10-4 seasons. The Owls captured the American Athletic Conference championship. They also played in the Military Bowl last season.

Phillies to host championship games for local colleges

The local college baseball teams will compete at Citizens Bank Park for the Phillies’ Bill Giles Invitational and Liberty Bell Classic championship titles on Tuesday, April 18. Both games are open to the public. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at ballpark. The gates open at 12:45 p.m.

“The Bill Giles and Liberty Bell Classic tournaments were created to give baseball players from local Division I and II colleges the chance to compete on a major league field,” said Phillies Director of Youth Baseball Development Jon Joaquin in a statement. “We wish West Chester University, University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, La Salle University, and University of Pennsylvania the best of luck as they battle for the championship titles.”

The University of the Sciences of Philadelphia will play West Chester University for the Bill Giles Invitational. The first pitch is at 1 :30 p.m. This is a Division II college baseball tournament.

The University of Pennsylvania will face La Salle University for the Liberty Bell Classic. The game will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Shoot For The Stars Legends Community Programs

Former Overbrook, Villanova and NBA standout Wali Jones, who played for the 1966-67 NBA Philadelphia 76ers, and former head basketball coach Ken Hamilton, who is Ben Franklin High School’s winningest coach and one of the top coaches in Philadelphia scholastic history, will hold educational workshops and basketball clinics.

A clinic on “Wali Jones Day” will presented on Saturday, April 22 at Christy Recreation Center, 56th and Christian Streets. There will be a human development and peer leadership program from 9-10 a.m. A workshop on NASA and stem education will follow the program. After that, there will be a basketball clinic. The clinic will conclude at noon.