La Liga del Barrio
La Liga del Barrio is Philadelphia's first Latino youth basketball league and it offers Latino youth an opportunity to develop basketball skills and enjoy the game while also promoting educational achievement. The league is open for boys and girls ages 6 to 16 and consists of 28 teams. Each player receives an official La Liga Del Barrio T-shirt, and selected participants have the opportunity to play on the 76ers home court prior to a game and scrimmage at halftime.
La Liga del Barrio Ambassadors
Ivan Barias is a music producer, songwriter, recording engineer and record label owner. He is one half of the prolific production/songwriting team Carvin & Ivan. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his songwriting and production and has been nominated three times for a GRAMMY in the R&B Song Of The Year category. Ivan has also received an additional 16 GRAMMY nominations for his production work as well as several ASCAP songwriter awards. Along with his production partner, Carvin Haggins, he has produced and written music for great artists such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Jazmine Sullivan, Justin Timberlake, Keyshia Cole, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige, Jaheim, Faith Evans and many others.
In addition to his prolific music career as a producer, Ivan also serves as the President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy (GRAMMY). Ivan also was recently selected as a Creative Ambassador for the City of Philadelphia.