BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.
On this episode, Kristen speaks with Eastern State Penitentiary's Amy Hollaman about this year's Bastille Day Festival, Erin Coombs of the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation about their upcoming golf outing on July 24th, and Philadelphia 76ers In-Arena Host, Christian Crosby drops by the BEN-FM Morning Show with Matt & Kristen.
Kristen speaks with a return guest Amy Hollaman, Associate Director of Events and Operations at Eastern State Penitentiary about the 23rd Annual Bastille Day celebration - Saturday, July 15th at Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount neighborhood. One of the most notorious Bastille Day celebrations in the world, Philadelphia's version of Bastille Day features a a live theatrical storming of the Bastille, Marie Antoinette, a guillotine, the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Tastykakes, delicious food, drinks, music and more. What the festival may lack in historical accuracy, it makes up for in FUN. Dress up and join in - Saturday, July 15th - beginning with the French Family Carnival at 2pm. All of the details can be found HERE.
Then, Erin Coombs joins Kristen in studio to talk about the non-profit organization that she and her parents created in an effort to honor her late brother Edward Taylor Coombs. Erin is an incredible young woman who has taken the great loss of her brother and worked toward an incredibly positive outcome, educating young people about the dangers of drinking and driving, distracted driving, and about other important issues like consent. The Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation has also granted more than $300,000 in scholarships to young men and women in Edward's honor. Join Erin and the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation at their 6th Annual Golf Outing and Scholarship Award Dinner, the organization's biggest fundraiser, on July 24th at Commonwealth National Golf Club in Horsham. Find more information and purchase tickets HERE.
Then, find out how you can be a part of the upcoming, highly anticipated Philadelphia 76er's 2017-2018 season. The Sixers are holding auditions for their Sixers Dancers and Sixers Dunk Squad teams on Saturday, July 8th. The Sixers Dancers audition is at 10am and the Dunk Squad audition is at 3pm. Christian Crosby, the league's in-arena host stops by the BEN-FM morning show with Matt and Kristen to give all of the details and a little bit of advice for those interested in trying out. Find more details and register to audition HERE.