Saturday December 14 2013:
HIP will be hosting a free breakfast event from 10:00 am to 12:00pm for children ages 10 and under. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes, and Beverages will be served.
Special guest will be Santa and Mrs.Claus
Download and print the attached form.Free_Breakfast.docx
*Please submit form to register each child for a free toy!
Thursday, December 19, 2013:
Starting at 4 o'clock in the evening, Joe Maddon and Seattle Mariner's Left fielder Raul Ibanez will be holding a press conference at the Hazleton One Community Center. The conference is free and open to the public.
Joe Maddon Raul Ibanez
Friday, December 20, 2013:
3rd Annual Christmas Celebration
HIP will be hosting the 3rd Annual Christmas Celebration at Genetti's Best Western in Hazleton Pa.
Special guests: Joe Maddon Larry Bowa Yunel Escobar The Phillie Phanatic
Tickets are $50 per person and the celebration starts at 6:00pm.
During the celebration, HIP will also hold a huge sports memorabilia auction.
Saturday, December 21, 2013:
Joe Maddon's Family Christmas Celebration.
Come out to the Wiltsie Performing Arts Center and view live performances from the best of Hazleton area's youth! No tickets needed and the event is free to the public.
Show begins at 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 22, 2013:
"Thanksmas" at Hazleton One Community Center
Joe Maddon and HIP will host the annual Thanksmas event to serve a quality ethnic meal to our area's economically disadvantaged citizens.
Joe visits the fourth grade after school program at the Center lead by volunteer teacher Judy Benyo.
Joe Maddon's surprise visit highlighted the Giant Market check presentation on October 20th. Joe, (fourth from right) joined with HIP officials Bob Curry and Eugenio Sosa to accept a check from Giant Store Manager Jeanine Wolczyk to help complete the Hazleton One Community Center "Giant" kitchen.
We want to thank our 4 college interns who volunteered with us this past summer:
Eric Petterson is a junior student at Marywood University where he is studying piano performance .He volunteered 75 hours in the Center.
Kristin Paisley is a second year dental student at Temple University. She volunteered 75 hours.
Shital Patel is a junior biology major with a premed track at the University of Scranton. She volunteered 104 hours
Annamaria Castillo is a junior at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michagan. She is a biology major, pre-dental emphasis. She volunteered 80 hours.
By Mia Light - Hazleton Standard-Speaker
June 17, 2013
Hazleton native Joe Maddon, manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, has seen some amazing things in his life.
But on Monday, as he stood before a crowd of Hazleton Little League baseball players in the cafeteria of the new Hazleton One Community Center at 225 E. Fourth St., Hazleton, the two-time Major League Baseball Manager of the Year said the feeling was almost surreal.
"This is a really great moment for Hazleton and it's kind of surreal for me because I see this center serving as a positive example for the rest of the country. That's what I see in the future," Maddon said.