Thursday, December 11, 2014

Last Minute Event for the Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain Postage Stamp

Dedication Ceremony for the Wilt Chamberlain Postage Stamp

Late Afternoon Call, the day before had us working for USPS
We had the pleasure of working with the US Postal Service yesterday, in Philadelphia at Overbrook High School.  

Wilt Chamberlain's alma mater, Overbrook High was the venue for the dedication ceremony for the new Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain postage stamp. In addition, the over sized stamp was unveiled in the minimally occupied school auditorium. (Probably should have let the students attend). There was a large number of press on hand, as well (I wonder why they did not order a mult-box?)

Wilt Chamberlain's sister was among a host of celebrities, school officials and athletes that spoke during the almost 2 hour event. A local celebrity, Sonny Hill, founder of the Philadelphia Sonny Hill basketball league gave a motivational speech that could very well have been recorded and played to students all over the world. His Philadelphia basketball league was founded in 1968 as a safe haven from gang warfare and other violence. 
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Famous NBA basketball player, World B. Free spoke of his first time meeting Wilt Chamberlain and the effect Wilt had on his own life. In short, not making basketball your only strength and preparing yourself for when your basketball playing days cease.

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Thank you Post Office for letting us be a part.

Bruce Johnson