Aug 28 | 12:00pm–4:00pm EDT Past Event

Miles Mack Playground Community Paint Day

Xtra Miles © 2011 City of Philadlephia Mural Arts Program / Gabe Tiberino, MIles Mack Playground, 732 North 36th Street. Photo by Steve Weinik.

Join us on Saturday, August 28 from 12:00-4:00 pm for the restoration of this tribute mural by Gabe Tiberino, first done about ten years ago. The mural honors the memory and legacy of Miles Mack, a local Mantua basketball coach, who ran a basketball league for 10 years that kept kids off the streets and away from drugs, and was a mentor to many neighborhood kids. He was tragically killed at the basketball court by gun violence during the championship night of his league on Sept 11, 2008. The mural will be done in time for the anniversary and dedicated in mid-September.