Thursday, August 27
Larry Needle is the Executive Director of PHL Sports, formerly the Philadelphia Sports Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, which attracts major sporting events and conventions to the Philadelphia area. Larry’s primary role is to pursue bids for future sporting events and to facilitate their implementation in Philadelphia. PHL Sports is also the producer of the annual college football Army/Navy Game, a tradition held in Philadelphia for 100 years. Prior to joining PHL Sports in 1991, Larry was the Communications Manager for Maccabi USA and served as a Press Attaché at the 13th Maccabiah. He was honored as a Legend of the Maccabiah at the Philadelphia ceremony in 2012 and you can view his video.