WHO WE ARE. . .
The Philadelphia Broadcasters Foundation was established as a way of honoring the legacy of Hall of Fame Broadcaster Harry Kalas. Founded by Harry's colleagues in the Philadelphia Phillies broadcast booth, the Foundation set out to establish a scholarship program in memory of their friend.
The Foundation awards the scholarship to upper class college students who have a stated desire to begin a career in sports broadcasting. Like Harry, applicants might be pursuing a play-by-play career, but all disciplines are considered for the award: anchors, reporters, announcers, and producers. Be it in front of the camera or behind the microphone, the Kalas Award sets out to honor deserving college students who have demonstrated their ability, but also a passion for their chosen medium.
Instead of merely establishing an annual scholarship award, the Philadelphia Broadcasters Foundation was formed with the hopes of one day engaging in other charitable endeavors to impact the region.