Delco Press Club celebrates Women’s History Month with panel on women and sports – Delco Times

NETHER PROVIDENCE – The Delaware County Press Club will celebrate Women’s History Month with a luncheon debate on women and sports, from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at the Springhaven Club, 600 South Providence Road, Wallingford. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for networking.

Featured panelists will include Leslie Gudel, Delaware County Council President Dr. Monica Taylor, and Lindsey Moppert. Panel members will discuss their careers; the impact of sport on female athletes and business leaders; and how sport builds character, teamwork, and other qualities of life. A question-and-answer period will follow the discussion, with questions welcome from the audience.

Originally from Los Angeles, Gudel moved to Philadelphia in 1997 where she became the city’s first female sportscaster, helping launch Comcast SportsNet, which is now NBC Sports Network. During his 19 years with Comcast SportsNet, Gudel has used his free time on the National Rhythm. She spent three years with ABC Sports as a secondary reporter for college football and reported on the US Open, Indy 500 and Little League World Series figure skating championships. After 25 years in broadcasting, Gudel moved to the business side of sports. She is currently COO of Strategic Sports Marketing (SSM) and Elevate Sports and Media. SSM is focused on pairing athletes with brands/companies, as well as taking an active role in the new Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) opportunity with college athletes.

Taylor was a standout player with the University of Maine women’s basketball team and later played professionally in Ireland. She was a graduate assistant basketball coach at the University of East Stroudsburg; worked at the United States Military Academy at West Point; and was a professor and assistant women’s basketball coach at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Now a member of the Delaware County Council, she is also a professor and program director of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Lindsey Moppert is a graduate of Broadcast Journalism at Temple University, where she is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Association for Women in Sports Media, and captain of the Temple Cheerleading Team. She has interned at ESPN and SFBN and now works at Temple with “Temple Update”, OwlSports Update Productions and American Athletic Conference Campus Connect. She is also a trainee with “PHL17 Morning News”.

All press club events are open to the public. Lunch tickets are $32 for members with reservations and $38 for non-members and walk-ins. Reservations are recommended, but guests can also pay cash, check, or credit card at the door. Masks are optional. For more information and tickets, visit Participants are encouraged to bring a new book or two for K-8 students for the Press Club book drive.

Press club membership is available to individuals, businesses and students working in all areas of communication and communication related fields. For more information on eligibility and to join the club, visit The press club season runs from September to May.

St. Vincent DePaul Society Holds Musical Fundraiser for Celtic St. Patrick’s Day

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 136 Saxer Avenue, Springfield will host a Celtic St. Patrick’s Day Concert featuring the music of Charlie Zahm, 7-9 p.m., on Sunday, March 13, at the Saint-François de Eglise d’Assise church. Tickets for the St. Vincent DePaul fundraiser are $10 and can be purchased in advance at St. Francis Rectory or at the church doors the night of the concert. For more information, call Pat Brown at 610-328-9831.

Haverford Township plans peaceful rally in support of Ukraine

Kelly Center for Music, Arts, and Community, in conjunction with Haverford Township, will present “Haverford Township – United for Ukraine,” 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at Paddock Park, 214 W. Hillcrest Ave. , Haverville. The evening of live music by local musicians, a few local speakers and community camaraderie will demonstrate solidarity and support for the Ukrainian community in Haverford and around the world.

Everyone is invited to attend, to bring their garden chairs and signs, in favor of peace. For more information on Kelly Music for Life, visit

Upper Darby offers Summer Stage scholarships

As part of the new partnership between the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation and the Township of Upper Darby, scholarships for the Upper Darby Summer Stage program will be awarded by the township to residents aged 10 to 18 years for a maximum of 400 children.

Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and there are no income or academic requirements; simply a strong desire to actively participate in this award-winning and nationally recognized program. Applications are available on the municipality’s website, http://upperdarby.orgunder government and then recreation services.

Bowl For Hope raises funds for recovery

A Bowl For Hope event will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Sproul Lanes, Springfield. The cost is $30 for a single ticket or $150 for six people, which includes food, drinks, bowling and footwear. Hosted by LeeAnn Sullivan of Keller Williams Real Estate in Media, the bowling event will also include raffle baskets, a 50/50 draw and a prize for the evening’s top winner.
Proceeds will go to the Peggie and Paul Shevlin Family Foundation, which raises money for vulnerable people moving from inpatient drug treatment centers to safe, structured recovery homes. In six years, the Shevlin Family Foundation has helped more than 2,000 people and awarded hundreds of scholarships to help community members meet their most basic needs: short-term housing grants, food, clothing, transportation, identification documents, job search and encouragement. They fill the void for those who need them during the vulnerable period of transition out of hospital treatment.

Tickets can be purchased at

Everyone is invited to a fun night and celebrate the freedom that recovery brings while raising funds for those in early recovery.

For more information, or tickets, or to donate a raffle basket, email [email protected] or [email protected]/. This sober event is open to the public.

Heinz Refuge hosts archery pop-up

The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum will host a free archery event, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24. This is an ideal event to try or learn archery. People of all ages can stop by The Refuge, 8601 Lindbergh Blvd., to take their first shot at archery and learn a quick overview of the skills required to hit the bullseye. With safety as a top priority, the Refuge’s certified USA Archery instructors will help people learn the basics of archery. Families are welcome with children from 8 years old. No registration or equipment is required. For more information, visit

Tickets are on sale for Glenolden Fire House Bingo

The Glenolden Fire Station, 123 S. Chester Pike, Glenolden will hold its 4th Annual Designer Bag Bingo at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. The event is BYOB and snacks. A 50/50 raffle, extra bingo cards, specials, card markers and basket raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 610-636-4373 or email [email protected]/.

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