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Henry Clay Eulogy

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Read by Larry Litwin on behalf of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association at Henry Clay’s funeral on July 7. First I’d like to acknowledge your late pastor Reverend Britt Stargell. I miss his advice, counsel and friendship. When I got the call last Saturday, the news of Henry’s passing hit me like […]

Bill Campbell — The voice may have been silenced, but it lives on thanks to technology

[To comment: larry at larrylitwin dot com] The Voice of Philadelphia Sports has been silenced. This is a sad day for the Litwins. I have lost an incredible mentor whom I met back in the early 50s when I visited the Robin Roberts Show at Channel 10. Mr. Campbell — as I called him — […]

Taney Dragons named Sports Writers’ “Team of the Year”

[To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com] Add another major award to Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons, United States Runners-Up in the 2014 Little League World Series.              The Dragons have been named “Team of the Year” by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association (PSWA). Manager Alex Rice, his coaching staff and […]

Workplace productivity killers – but first…

[To comment: larry at larry Litwin dot com] This week’s blog is a potpourri. Watching last week’s baseball Hall of Fame ceremonies was inspirational. Here are just a couple of quotes. Tony LaRussa of the cardinals said he always preached, “team, tenacity and toughness.” The Braves’ Tom Glavine thanked his parents for “setting the example” […]

Tickets still available

[To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com]   The 110th annual Philadelphia Sports Writers Association awards banquet is set for Jan. 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill. Ticket information and lots more is at www.PSWADinner.com. Honorees Philadelphia Pro Athlete: Danny Garcia, undefeated light-welterweight champion.National Pro Athlete: LeSean McCoy, Eagles running back. […]

Oldest Sports Writers Association in the United States to Hold 110th Annual Awards Banquet January 27

[To comment:  larry at larry litwin dot com] Oldest Sports Writers Association in the United States to Hold 110th Annual Awards Banquet January 27 For 109 years, The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association has recognized the accomplishments and character of the athletes we cheer for when they’re wearing their uniform, and we benefit from when they […]

More Philly Sports Writers awards announced

[To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com] Former Temple football coach Wayne Hardin and West Chester All-American running back Rondell White added to honorees at PSWA’s 2104 dinner   For immediate release Contact: John Weber 267-408-7500   Add two more distinguished Philly-area sports figures to the growing list of honorees at this year’s Philadelphia […]

Eagles’ Jason Avant, Flyers’ Bill Barber and others confirmed for Philadelphia Sports Writers Association 2014 dinner

[To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com] [To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com] The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association announced today that Eagles veteran wide receiver, Jason Avant, will attend the organization’s 2014 dinner on Jan. 27 to receive the “Good Guy” award for his collaboration with the media. This annual event will […]

Eagles’ Jason Avant, Flyers’ Bill Barber and others confirmed for Philadelphia Sports Writers Association 2014 dinner

[To comment: Larry @ larry litwin dot com] EAGLES’ JASON AVANT, FLYERS BILL BARBER AND OTHERS CONFIRMED FOR PHILADELPHIA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION 2014 DINNER Sports Writers to Also Honor Navy’s MVP Quarterback and Drexel’s Women’s Basketball Coach PHILADELPHIA – Dec. 23, 2013 – The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association announced today that Eagles veteran wide receiver, […]

PSWA Dinner — Jan. 27, 2014 features ’74 Stanley Cup Champs

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] For Additional Information, contact: John Weber (267) 408-7500 ( JWeber@premiereradio.com )  The 1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers, the first-ever NHL expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, will be honored by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association on the 40th anniversary of their first championship, it was announced by Philadelphia Sports Writers Association President Ron […]