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‘Champion’ about to honor 2 champs

Mike Driscoll

The nonprofit Riverfront North Partnership will hold a Spring Fling Benefit and Silent Auction on Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave.

The event will honor Bob Borski, a former state representative and congressman who serves as chairman of the board of Riverfront North Partnership. Borski is being recognized for his leadership in transforming the north Delaware River into community parks and trails.

Also being honored is City Councilman Mike Driscoll, a former state representative, for his advocacy and public service on behalf of the Delaware riverfront.

The evening will feature live music, cocktails and a light supper.

For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, visit riverfrontnorth.org/springfling.

Meanwhile, Riverfront North was recently named a 2023 Champion in Action by Citizens (formerly Citizens Bank) in the category of Supporting Environmental Sustainability.

The award includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding as well as significant promotional and volunteer support in recognition of the organization’s work.

“By connecting neighborhoods to nature and preserving the Delaware River landscape, RNP is helping to reduce erosion and storm water pollution, while increasing the public spaces for residents to enjoy. We thank them for doing this important work for the city,” said Dan Fitzpatrick, president of Citizens Mid-Atlantic Region.

RNP is transforming miles of former industrial land into public parks and trails and offers more than 200 free outdoor programs each year including fishing, archery, nature walks, movie nights, volunteer clean-ups and tree plantings.

The organization also offers “green” job skill training in partnership with PowerCorpsPHL.

“We are excited and grateful to create a space for all of the community volunteers who have helped to plant 1,400 trees at Pennypack on the Delaware park,” said Stephanie Phillips, executive director of Riverfront North Partnership. “Our volunteers are truly Champions in Action and now, thanks to Citizens, they will have resources to assure the vibrancy and biodiversity of this park.” ••

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