BIG 5 LEGEND FRAN DUNPHY TO GET WANAMAKER AWARD

By Annie Ross

Fran Dunphy will be awarded the 2019 John Wanamaker Athletic Award at a PHL Sports luncheon on June 11.

Dunphy (above with former Temple coach John Chaney) played college ball at La Salle and coached Penn and Temple for the past 30 years before retiring after the 2019 season.

Past Wanamaker Award recipients include the Eagles, Villanova Men’s Basketball, Mike Schmidt, Julius Erving, and Dawn Staley.

In addition, Give and Go Athletics will be awarded the Robert P. Levy Community Service Award, and Andre Crews of the Jayhawks Youth Association will be awarded the City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department’s Sports Volunteer of the Year award.

The luncheon is hosted annually by PHL Sports, in partnership with the Wanamaker Office Building, CBS3 and the Philadelphia Daily News.

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