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Seventh Annual Apple Pie 7s: Call for Sponsors, Teams

The Josias A. Sterling Memorial Apple Pie 7s Tournament returns to Edgely Field in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park for its seventh year on Nov. 27, 2015 (the day after Thanksgiving). 

The Apple Pie Sevens honors the memory of standout Temple and St. Joes Prep rugby player Josias A. Sterling. This annual event raises money for the Josias A. Sterling Aquatic Education Program at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia. The program teaches lifesaving swimming and water-safety skills. 

Registration is $100 per team. Get more infornation on registration » 

For more information on the tournament, see the short video presentation below.

Sponsors Needed 

Tournament organizer Bill Gregory is asking for your generous support via an ad in the tournament program. 

“It is hard to believe this is our seventh annual event,” Gregory says. “Because of your past support, The Josias A Sterling Aquatic Education Program has surpassed 500 scholarships for underserved individuals participating in the 12-week swim safety program.”

Tournament program sponsorships are available for $100, $250 and $500—contact Gregory at: bgregory@eccogregory.com or see flyer for more infornation.

About the Josias A. Sterling Memorial Apple Pie 7s and Fund

Josias A. Sterling was a standout rugby player at St. Joe’s Prep and a rising star on the Temple University rugby team when he tragically lost his life at Ocean City, N.J. in July 2009. Sterling was pulled out to sea by a riptide while standing in knee-deep water tossing a rugby ball with a friend. He did not know how to swim.

The Apple Pie 7s (named for Sterling’s favorite snack) raises money for the Josias A. Sterling Aquatic Education Program at the Salvation Army's Kroc Center.

Throughout the year 2015, the Josias A. Sterling Aquatic Education Program introduced over 200 underserved children to swimming and water safety—free of charge. 

All donations and proceeds from the tournament go to fund free swimming lessons at the center. 

Edgely Field