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PitCCh In Foundation

PitCCh In Foundation Celebrity Softball Game

New York athletes across all sports recently came together for a celebrity softball game at Yankees Stadium to support Bergen County power couple Amber and CC Sabathia‘s Pitcch In Foundation. 

This foundation enriches the lives of inner city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. It is located in the New York Tri-state area and also Northern California.

The jam-packed rosters featured over 70 A-list names, including: Victor Cruz, Mariano Rivera, Action Bronson, Sharlee Jeter, Tiki Barber among others. Hollywood power couple Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez also popped in to say hello from the Yankees’ dugout!

Furthermore CC, a 2009 New York Yankees World Series Champion, discussed how the event was a dream come true. In fact, he said, “I always told [my wife] Amber that I’ve wanted to do a rockin’ softball game, but I never thought it would turn out like this.”

 #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino spoke to some of the game’s participants on the pregame red carpet. This included: current Bronx Bomber Didi Gregorius; Yankees legend Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura; retired stars Johnny Damon and Carlos Beltran (New York Yankees). In addition, she spoke to Willie Colon (New York Jets); Chris Canty (New York Giants); Charles Oakley and Amar’e Stoudemire (New York Knicks).  Finally, she spoke with the man of the hour himself, CC Sabathia. Mitchell Modell of Modell’s Sporting Goods and Ralph Scamardella of Tao Group were among the supporters.

Watch the video, and learn how you can support the Pitcch In Foundation by visiting Pitcch.org.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel Named Top West Orange Business

The Wilshire Grand Hotel was named top West Orange Business, and #HipNJ was there for it all!

Our very own Lisa Marie Latino reported live from the Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Night, which took place at The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange.

The event was held to recognize police officers, firefighters and local educators to celebrate their loyal service to the community. 

West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board Member Susan McCarthey told Latino about the buiding’s green initiatives. “Electric charging stations, solar roofs and a lot more of going green,” she said.

Throughout the years, The Wilshire Grand Hotel has received a number of awards in a variety of categories. The hotel has also consistently received the Certificate of Excellence, along with the Green Leader Award from Tripadvisor. 

To learn more about The Wilshire Grand Hotel, click here

 

Gretchen Burman on Character U

Founder of Character U Gretchen Burman joined Lisa Marie Latino in the #HipNJ studio to discuss teaching elementary aged children the power of positive self-talk.

Burman’s book, The Adventures of Ooga and Zeeta, uses stories to bring twelve character concepts that she created called, The 12 Cs, to life.

There are two relatable characters, positive Green Glory and negative Red Rant that help children understand the power of their thoughts and how they can change from negative to positive.

“I would love for this to be a TV show someday,” Burman says. “That would be my dream.” To learn more, click here.