One hundred and forty-two. That’s how many up-and-coming leaders we’ve honored over the last year in our Who’s Next series — a monthly list of young, engaged and motived Philadelphians who are making this city a better place through their work and volunteer efforts.

And there are plenty more where those 142 came from. That’s cause for celebration. Billy Penn‘s last big bash was in February, and more than 250 of you partied with us at Union Trust. Now, to celebrate our growing lists of Philadelphians on the rise (and the first anniversary of our website launch), we want to party with you again. And we’re branching out from Center City, heading south to Whitman.

South Bowl’s main lanes and bar.
South Bowl’s main lanes and bar. Credit: SOUTH BOWL

The Billy Penn Who’s Next Bash — presented by Beneficial Bank, Your Knowledge Bank — is on for Oct. 22 at South Bowl, and tickets are available now.

“We’re excited to have so many of the young leaders of Philadelphia together under one roof,” said Jim Brady, Billy Penn‘s CEO and founder. “And in typical Billy Penn fashion, we’re celebrating them not via an overly programmed evening, but by giving all attendees a chance to interact in a fun, social atmosphere. We feel like, in our short history, we’ve done a good job understanding what our readers want, whether they are on our site or at one of our events.”

Meet the impressive people from our Who’s Next lists and find out what they’ve been up to lately. Bowl your heart out and stuff your face with unlimited food. Grab beer and wine at the open bar, make your best funny face for the photo booth and leave with a new tattoo (Temporary! This isn’t that kind of party). We’ve reserved the entire place — some 25,000 square feet — so you can roam between the first and second floors, and grab some fresh Fall air and views of the skyline from the rooftop patio.

And there’s room for more sponsors too — if you’re interested in speaking to Philly’s engaged millennials, or formally congratulating anyone who’s been named to one of our Who’s Next lists, hit up Angela Smith, our VP of Sales and Events.

And save the date, because this party is going to be epic.

Shannon Wink was editor of Billy Penn from August 2017 to January 2018.