Baseball Stars Coming to Hazleton

           Cal Ripken .Jr                                                               Joe Maddon

                               Cal Ripken, Jr.                                                                      (Newest Cub) Joe Maddon

The Hazleton Integration Project unveiled a star-studded roster of Baseball Hall of Famer’s and other celebrities that will be attending events in the city to support Joe Maddon’s Hazleton One Community Center. In an action- packed, four day period in mid-December Joe will be joined by Baltimore Orioles’ legend Cal Ripken Jr, Orlando Cepeda from the SF Giants, Mr. Dodger himself, Tommy Lasorda, along with recent stars Orlando Cabrera and the Rays Chris Archer. 

   Orlando C                                                 Tommy Las

       Orlando Cepeda                                                                          Tommy Lasorda

Additionally, baseball analysts Tim Kurkjian, Ken Rosenthal, Kim Jones, Todd Kalas and Ed Randall will be in attendance. The roster of events follows:


Penn State's College of Education tutors Hazleton One Students

Several students from Penn State's College of Education provided tutoring services to elementary and middle school students at Hazleton One.

Attached are the links to the Penn State articles.

Tutoring with tech: College of Education students guide English language learners

Tutoring through Technology: Education is Online in the College of Education

Columbine uncle brings Rachel's Challenge to city students

 Rachels Challenge pic

Rachel Scott knew she was going to die young.It wasn’t because she lived dangerously. She was just a 17-year-old high school student from a small town in Colorado.But Rachel wrote in her diary that she sensed she was going to die young and that her short life was going to have a positive impact on many lives.
About six weeks after penning the prophetic journal entry, Rachel was the first of 12 students to take a fatal bullet in the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.
One teacher also died and 21 others were injured in one of the deadliest school shootings ever committed on American soil.
The shooters — seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold — committed suicide in the high school library where 10 of their victims died.


'Rally in the Valley' benefits HIP


Joe Maddon welcomes golfers to HIP's First Annual, Rally in the Valley Golf Tournament held in partnership with the MLBPAA.

Published: October 10, 2014


 Joe Maddon’s Hazleton Integration Project has found a new friend — the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association.

Actually, several new friends.

Several MLBPAA members gathered on Thursday for the first “Rally in the Valley’’ golf tournament at Valley Country Club. They reminisced, played some golf and, of course, they talked baseball.

“It’s staggering how far we’ve come,’’ said Maddon, the Tampa Bay Rays manager, Hazleton native, HIP organizer and celebrity host for Thursday’s event.

“It’s great for the community, not only how we help this community,’’ he said, “but also help other groups replicate the same program in other cities in Northeastern Pennsylvania and in the rest of the country.’’


Community center to again operate after school program


The Hazleton One Community Center will operate an after-school enrichment program in conjunction with Penn State University for students in thrid through eighth grades beginning Sept. 15.

For the second consecutive year, the Hazleton One Community Center will operate an after-school enrichment program in conjunction with Penn State University.

Students enrolled in third through eighth grades can now apply. Applications are available at the Hazleton One Community Center, 225 E. Fourth St., Hazleton.


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Hazleton One Community Center
225 East 4th Street
Hazleton, PA 18201