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Jan. 6, 2016 — Bearing fruit at Strawberry Mansion

The historic Strawberry Mansion sits at a bend in the Schuylkill River just north of the Philadelphia Zoo. Nearby, a neighborhood and a school bear the same name.

For many of the last four decades, Strawberry Mansion High School has been a place that has seen a lack of hope and plenty of despair. Little city money comes into the school district, which partially privatized a few years ago because of the lack of state and federal funding.

Heck, for most of the last 60 years, the school didn’t even have a football team. That was, until a couple of years ago.

Now, it’s field hockey’s turn. Thanks to the efforts of Jazmine Smith and the Eyekonz Field Hockey Club, it’s likely that Strawberry Mansion is going to take to the field this fall.

Watch the video below.


[…] new school took up the game in the hardscrabble environs of Philadelphia Strawberry Mansion (Pa.). Following on the announcement that the school will be playing field hockey in the fall, Jazmine Smith and her Eyekonz sports club have gotten a head start on the fall by starting a […]

[…] But the other game, between the Philadelphia Force and the Baltimore Ride, is being moved to St. Joseph’s University. Part of the aim of the game is to bring the professional game to the city. But it is also going to serve as a fundraiser for the Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse League, an organization which aims to expose young women in th…. […]

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