CONGRATULATIONS TO TEAM F.O.E. on winning the 2016 Danny Rumph Classic and becoming back to back champions!!!
The Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation would like to thank all of the teams & players for giving us such great games. We would also like to thank LaSalle University for providing the venue and their services. Lastly, we would love to thank everyone who supported the Danny Rumph Classic & The DERII Foundation. THANK YOU and see you all next year!
The Mallery Recreation Center, now the Daniel E. Rumph II Recreation Center, is at the focal point of the games. Rumph died of a heart condition while playing basketball there in 2005. Since then, his friends have created the league to raise awareness and revenue to get life saving
The Danny Rumph Classic Basketball Tournament has become one of the premier basketball tournaments in the city of Philadelphia and the signature event for the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation. Our tournament is held in honor of Danny as a tribute to the game he and so many others love.
The Danny Rumph Classic Basketball Tournament and its supporters are a direct reflection of the kind of person Danny was and the amount of respect that others players still have for him.
The DERII Foundation raises money to fight Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) and to raise awareness of HCM in the community. HCM is the leading cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The tournament honors those who have been screened for HCM, and remembers those who have lost their lives to this disease.
The DERII Foundation has been fortunate enough to work with many wonderful people through this event but the unfortunate part is the impact that HCM continues to have on so many lives. Thus the reason The Daniel E Rumph II Foundation continues to spread knowledge of the disease that took the life of Danny. Each year about 100,000 young athletes die from all cardiovascular disorders, including HCM. Of the 100,000 deaths, 45,000 play basketball.
The Tournament allows us to continue the fight in educating other athletes about the disease. We appreciate you taking the time to visit our site and learn about our cause and welcome you to the Danny Rumph Classic.
Thank you for your support of the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation
If your employer participates in the United Way Workplace Campaigns program, you may designate the Daniel E. Rumph II Foundation as your charity of choice. United Way of PA Donor Choice codes are as follows: PA – 16214 and DE – 9621