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Playing Fields Not Killing Fields: Can Sports Be the Answer?

A collaboration with The Inquirer/Claire Smith Center for Sports Media

Playing Fields Not Killing Fields is a one-year multimedia project that will dive into sports as a potential solution to gun violence. We aim to use our combined platforms to amplify sports, and push for an increased  involvement of our professional teams as a solution.

The project is a series of multimedia stories examining the current state of Philadelphia’s youth recreation infrastructure and programs, both from the perspective of the city and its professional sports teams. While the city has an obligation to provide safe recreation to children, city taxpayers shoulder some of the burden for building sports stadiums. The project will examine what our sports teams are doing to help curtail perhaps the greatest health issue facing residents.

Read some of our recent reporting here and here.