City of Basketball Love (CoBL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused around the coverage of high school and college basketball in and around Philadelphia. Founded in 2012, the site has become known as one of the top independent sports coverage websites in the entire Northeast, with an award-winning team of correspondents who cover boys, girls, men's and women's hoops in the Delaware Valley year-round.
Our mission is threefold: provide high-quality coverage of amateur basketball, assist in the development of the next generation of journalists, and spotlight high school ballplayers with much-needed exposure to college basketball programs through our camps and events.
Through our coverage, we’ve helped tell tens of thousands of stories, sharing not just the results and on-court accomplishments of all the talented players in the Delaware Valley, but letting people get to know the players, coaches, scouts, and other individuals who all mean so much to the game we all love. On top of that, thousands of area players have attended our camps, with many gaining the exposure necessary to achieve their scholastic and athletic goals.
In addition to covering local amateur basketball as thoroughly as possible while shining a spotlight on the region's student-athletes, CoBL also serves as a proving ground for young journalists, with over 150 high school and collegiate writers who have honed their skills with the organization over the years. CoBL alumni have gone on to work as journalists and other communications professionals, working for news organizations, professional sports teams, non-profit foundations, and more.
Since 2014, CoBL has also run offseason and in-season events, camps and clinics, helping develop the next generations of ballplayers and helping expose them to high-level instruction and collegiate coaches.
Though CoBL generates some revenue from camps and advertisements, the vast majority of our revenue comes from private donations — parents, coaches, former players, and other individuals who all crave the coverage we provide and understand how important CoBL is for so many. It is only through your support that we can cover more games, hire more writers, host more events, and create more content to help give players the opportunity to be seen by colleges, universities, and scouts throughout the country, as well as have their stories told.
Please visit our support page to learn more about how you can help ensure CoBL stays around for years to come.