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The 17th Annual Danny Rumph Classic Returns With a 5 Day Basketball Tournament

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The 17th Annual Danny Rumph Classic Returns With a 5 Day Basketball Tournament

Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation will host the 17th Annual Danny Rumph Classic at LaSalle University for five days of dynamic basketball and entertainment for the entire family. Philadelphia’s marquee basketball tournament will begin Thursday, August 4, 2022 through Monday, August 8, 2022 at LaSalle University. For seventeen years, the Rumph Classic has given the Philadelphia community a chance to witness basketball talent from local courts, the pro-leagues and the NBA.

The Danny Rumph Classic is known for its electric games and attracting the best talent of the game such as James Harden, Lou Williams, Morris Twins, Jayson Tatum, John Wall, Wayne Ellington, Bobby Portis and more. This year the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation teamed up with sponsors Foot Locker and Body Armor to bring awareness to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, the leading cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) for today’s youth. The staple event aids in the organization’s efforts in bringing complimentary heart screenings and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to communities across Pennsylvania, along with CPR/AED education and training to the public.

The 2022 Danny Rumph Classic Schedule

Thursday, August 4th – 4 Games starting at 6:00pm

Friday, August 5th – 4 Games starting at 6:00pm

Saturday, August 6th – 4 Games starting at 1:00pm

Sunday, August 7th – 1 Game starting at 1:30pm

Monday, August 8th – Championship Game starting at 7:00pm

The Danny Rumph Classic Basketball Tournament has become one of the premier basketball tournaments in the city of Philadelphia and the signature event for the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation. The tournament is held in honor of Danny as a tribute to the game he and so many others love. Danny died of a heart condition in 2005 at The Mallery Recreation Center, now the Daniel E. Rumph II Recreation Center. Mike Morak and a few friends started the first Rumph Classic basketball event. What started out as a small event in Philly, has grown to one of the east coast’s most popular summer events.

“Getting everyone together as a friend group, a city, a basketball community, to keep Danny Rumph’s name alive every year, it means a lot to us all.” said Mike Morak, the commissioner of Team Rumph Classic. “The Danny Rumph Classic Tournament not only celebrates the dynamic culture of Philadelphia basketball, but gets the community involved to spread awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.”

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