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Accolades and Reflection at the 1st PGBL Hall of Fame Night

March 15, 2015 in Events

West Deptford, NJ – Over and over the message was echoed – on Thursday nights, all roads lead to Upper Darby and the Philadelphia Greek Basketball League at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Cheers and clapping went on each time that sentiment was made. However, this past Thursday night no baskets were scored or fouls made. Instead of a basketball game, the PGBL held its first Hall of Fame Banquet at the Riverwinds Restaurant in West Deptford, New Jersey, that inducted three individuals into the Hall of Fame and featured guest speakers and special presentations.

Co-commissioner and co-founder of the PGBL, John Vasiliou, was the Master of Ceremonies and began the evening introducing Nick Yiantsos, President of the Greek American Heritage Society of Philadelphia, the co-sponsor of the Hall of Fame Banquet. The GAHSP featured several media presentations around the hall, including Photos of the Year of the Philadelphia area Greek community and the Philadelphia Interview Series (seen on the GAHSP’s new website). A video preceded Yiantsos’ speech featuring the GAHSP and its efforts. Yiantsos then spoke about the important work the GAHSP is doing in preserving and archiving the history of the Greek-Americans in the Philadelphia area.

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