Danny Rumph Classic

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. Our 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 some other friends started the first Rumph Classic basketball event. And what started out as something small in Philly has grown to one of the east coast’s most popular summer events.

The Danny Rumph Classic is the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation’s signature fundraiser event held every year in August. This event brings the City of Philadelphia together over a span of five days to enjoy celebrity and community basketball games dedicated to a great cause. We draw over one thousand fans from all around the Tri-State area, each day. Proceeds from this event goes toward the foundation’s youth programs and community service initiative.

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What is Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy literally means “heart muscle disease” (myo= muscle, pathy= disease). It is the deterioration of the function of the myocardium (i.e., the actual heart muscle) for any reason. People with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of arrhythmia and/or Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Click here to learn more.

How can I help?

It is our mission is to raise awareness and provide screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Funding is the lifeline of our organization and we depend entirely upon the generosity of contributors to fund our many initiatives. There are several options for individuals, corporations and groups to aid in our mission and vision. Click here to contribute now.

Board of Directors

Executive Board

Marcus Owens, President/Executive Director
Steven Holt, Director of Data Services
Stephanie Blakeney, Director of Administration
Paul Jordan, Director of Community Education
Michael Morak, Director of Events
Crystal Seemy, Executive Assistant
Bernice Owens, Treasurer

Click here for a full list of board members.


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Tanay D. Smith: Freshman, Delaware State Univ

Tanay D. Smith
Congratulations to our 2013 scholarship recipient! Tanay is a freshman at Delaware State University.

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Daniel E. Rumph II

Daniel “Danny” E. Rumph II
“You were given to us on July 15, 1983 and taken from us May 8, 2005 and you will live forever in our heart and souls.”