Spring Fling Success

This past Thursday we celebrated our 2017 Spring Fling. It was the seventh year for the fundraising event, held during Philadelphia’s Love Your Park Week at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, a gem of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation system. Our keynote speaker, Shawn McCaney, Executive Director of the William Penn Foundation spoke eloquently about the importance of parks and trails in our communities along the river and reiterated William Penn’s dedication in helping DRCC achieve it’s goals in making the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway.  The funds raised by the 2017 Spring Fling will support the DRCC’s work to maintain and enhance the Greenway throughout the year and beyond, along with funding programming to attract visitors.

At the event, the DRCC presented four awards to notable supporters for their outstanding work with the organization throughout the year. Ron Greller, President, Morris Iron & Steel, was presented with The Robert A. Borski Award for Lifetime Achievement. “Ron Greller has contributed to the growth of DRCC for the past decade, providing leadership and financial support as a member of DRCC’s Board of Directors,” said Bob Borski, Chairman/CEO of DRCC. “We’re proud to be able to honor Ron for his support of DRCC and the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway and his commitment to our efforts in building this network of parks and trails that will enhance the quality of life in the community we serve.”

Joe Slabinski, third generation owner of Slabinski Funeral Home and founding member of DRCC, was awarded the Outstanding Service Award. “Joe Slabinski’s leadership stems from DRCC’s beginnings. DRCC held its first meeting in his office in Bridesburg, where we signed our Act of Incorporation to found our nonprofit organization,” said Bob Borski. “We could not have gotten where we are today without his insight and expertise.”

Franklin Towne Charter High School was awarded with the Community Organization of the Year Award, and Nance Kerns, a community activist with several Northeast organizations, was given the Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteerism.

“The Delaware River City Corporation is very grateful to Ron Greller, Joe Slabinski, Franklin Towne Charter High School, and Nance Kerns for their support for our work of building and maintaining the North Delaware Riverfront Greenway in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department. We are excited to continue our association with these outstanding leaders,” said Thomas J. Branigan, Executive Director of Delaware River City Corporation.


About Lindsay Brzowski

Communications Manager - DRCC

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