Gym Project

The Bengals are taking steps to have our own GYM built. This Would give us the opportunity to have BASKETBALL, INDOOR SOCCER and allow us many more options.
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Hello Business Owner, October 2014

  My name is Vince Tarducci and I am the Bustleton Bengals GYM Director. Our clubhouse and playground is located at 9945 President Street below Red Lion Road and the Roosevelt Boulevard. The organization's President Kevin Hughes and I are writing this letter to request support for the children of our Organization. We are presently in a drive to raise funds for having a Gym built at Hayes Playground. We remain one of the few organizations without their own gym in the neighborhood. We must use the neighboring schools in order to have our youth participate in basketball and indoor soccer. We’ve made positive gains in our drive the past few years and need your help.

Our club has been in existence since 1956. Over the years many Bengal leaders have made great attempts to have our own gym built only to have the issue delayed due to lack of funding. Brian O'Neill, City Councilman for the 10th district in Philadelphia has earmarked 90% of this funding specifically for this project so we need your support to raise the additional 10%. We have raised approximately $117,000.00 thanks to successful fundraising and generous donations. We officially named our future gym after a very brave Police officer John Marynowitz. John was severely injured in the line of duty and his partner Robert Hayes was killed as they were protecting the citizens of Philadelphia. We are almost there. Please consider a donation as we near our goal of approximately $20,000.00 which will get us to the 10%. 

In November 2013 we selected BSI construction as our contractor and look forward to working with them.

Our Fundraiser Director is Chris McNicholas who can be contacted at the following or at (215) 260-7699 if you need further information on how you can assist in this monumental project. Please consider this when planning your future budgets for allocation of funds to needy causes for the children of our community. What better way to contribute by allowing boys and girls the opportunity to be active as in their own gym, in their own neighborhood.  Please support this worthwhile cause of having a place for the youth to play in the Northeast City of Philadelphia.

 In closing, please kindly pass this letter on to fellow business leaders. We would like to make you a part of the Bustleton Bengal family with your participation. This project can not be done without your assistance. Our 501 (c) (3) will be made available by request.

Kevin Hughes, President 

Vince Tarducci, GYM Director