Triple Threat Foundation was formulated in August 2007 as a partnership between principle owners Eric Worley, Shawn Gee, and Carnell Groomes. Due to the many obstacles and challenges facing today’s youth, the above-mentioned men decided to collaborate and form the Triple Threat Foundation. All three gentlemen are proud graduates of Central High School of Philadelphia, who went on to obtain bachelors and masters degrees in their respective fields.


Leadership - Philly Triple Threat Philadelphia Youth Basketball

Eric Worley is a graduate of West Chester University and Gwynedd Mercy College and worked in the Education field as a school administrator for over 15 years. Due to several years of volunteering coaching on the Philadelphia basketball circuit, Eric has developed and established great relationships with coaches, players, and parents in and around the Philly area. Eric currently serves as the Executive Director of Triple Threat Foundation.

Shawn Gee is a graduate of Millersville and George Washington Universities and has established himself as a successful businessman in the sports and entertainment field. Shawn developed and established his own company, SEFG (Sports & Entertainment Financial Group). SEFG recently partnered to create the management company MAVERICK. Shawn is responsible for managing the business affairs and cultivating the business relationships of well-known artist such as; The Roots, Jill Scott, and Nicki Minaj, just to name a few. Shawn currently serves as the Treasurer on the Triple Threat Foundation Board of Directors.

Carnell Groomes is a graduate of Millersville and Shippensburg Universities. Carnell is a long-standing employee of the City of Philadelphia where he serves as a social worker at the Youth Study Center. Due to his natural ability to relate to today’s youth, Carnell has experienced great success in dealing with youth from all walks of life. Carnell will serve as the assistant director of Triple Threat Foundation.


  • Shawn Gee, President of Music & Entertainment, MAVERICK

  • Scott Bass, Vice President, AmeriHealth Family of Companies 

  • Raheemah Shamsid-Deen Hampton, Regional Director, Commonwealth of PA Office of Children, Youth and Families

  • Mike Morak, Director of Sports Marketing, The LaunchPad Group

  • Sam Grannum, Chief Operating Officer – New Covenant Church of Philadelphia


  • Julius Erving III, Music Executive

  • Ryan Presson, Music Producer

  • Amir “QuestLove” Thompson, Member of the Legendary Group “The Roots”


Eric Worley: Executive Director
Social Entrepreneur – Triple Threat Foundation & Philly Youth Basketball

Carnell Groomes: Assistant Director
Social Worker – City of Philadelphia

Robin Hart: Academic Coordinator
School Counselor – School District of Philadelphia

Dee Thomas Palmer: Director of Operations & 8th Grade Girls Assistant Coach
Program Director – Philadelphia Youth Basketball

Aaliyah Worley: Director of Social Media
Youth Advocate Worker – Carson Valley

Dave Bass: Director of Girls Basketball (5th – 8th Grades)
Educator – William Penn Charter

Kyle Adams: Director of Girls Basketball (9th -11th Grades)
Social Entrepreneur – Founder of It’s Bigger Than Basketball

Kenyatte Greene: Director of Boys Basketball (4th – 6th Grades)
Recreation Leader – City of Philadelphia

Ibn Ingram: Director of Boys Basketball (7th – 9th Grade)
Educator – School District of Philadelphia

Sean Riley: Director of Grassroots Programs
Athletic Director – Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia


PTT will ALWAYS strive to be a competitive organization on the court, the OVERALL development of the kids that we serve remains our #1 priority.