with the Riversharks
One Wednesday evening, I sat amidst a crowd of approximately 3,500 fans at Campbell’s Field in Camden—an impressive number considering that across the river, the Philadelphia Phillies were also playing at home on this evening. The luxury suites on the second level of the ballpark were all occupied, showing corporate and group support for the Riversharks. From my seat on the first-base side of the park, I viewed what is probably the most important aspect of what the Riversharks have brought to Camden: the community itself coming together. Directly in front of me was an African-American father, who appeared to be in his seventies, and his middle-aged son, enjoying the game and discussing its every aspect. Families with children were evident all
The Campbell’s Kids greet fans at the entrance to Campbell’s Field, Camden.
Photograph by Bob Golon, 2005.