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Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game

While football season is still far away, it didn’t mean that a few New York Giants couldn’t test their skills on the softball diamond this past Saturday, June 8 in Rockland County, New York. Thanks to the likes of Giants superfan Joe Ruback known as “License Plate Guy”, Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins and former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, the official “Landon Collins Celebrity Softball Game” became a charitable success for everybody involved.

Within the actual event there were games that featured offensive players against defensive players. This included some competitive, but also humorous showdowns in dodgeball, kickball and softball.

The goal of this year’s event was to help raise money for St. Christopher’s, Inc. in their efforts to provide clinical and residential services for children.

Even though Collins is no longer a Giant, he felt like it was important for him to come back to New York and host the event again. “It’s an honor to be back and to say goodbye to my friends, my family and my fans,” said Collins in reference to the magnitude of the softball game.

With the ticket purchases from many Big Blue fans, along with other charitable donations, Ruback and Collins helped raise $30,000 for St. Christopher’s, Inc. In an Instagram post after the game, Ruback said, “This check puts our three-year total over $100,000. Thank you all who came out to support. Can’t wait till next year.”

While the future of this softball game remains a bit unclear, Jacobs couldn’t help himself from grabbing the microphone at the end of the night to express his desire for the Jets to show up to next year’s event. The close proximity rivalry just might be the perfect play call to raise even more money for their desired charity.

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Watch the Holiday Episode of Hip New Jersey!

Watch our special holiday episode of Hip New Jersey, where #HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino hosts from The Gathering Shops at Westfield Garden State Plaza!

Our December show features:
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*An exclusive interview with celebrity designer and Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano.
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*A look into the latest workout craze sweeping the nation with Iris Mind+Body.
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*A preview of the luxurious, ready to wear styles by Aisha RTW.
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*A full recap of Trinitas Health Foundation’s #PeaceOfMind event, benefitting renovations to the Behavioral Health Facility at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.
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*A tour of The Gathering Shops with store curator Anna Maria Sandegren, brands Fun Socks, DIGMINina Jarebrink, and so much more!
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You’ll be able to watch on HomeTowne TV, NJ on AIR or right here on HipNewJersey.com

Happy Holidays! 

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Introducing The Bergen County Bible by Heather Zwain

Home is love. Home is family, friends, memories and experiences. It’s a feeling. A moment or several moments. A lifestyle. And for Heather Zwain, home has always been Bergen County.

HEATHERZWAIN.COM was created out of a desire to provide the community with access, insider tips and truthful and relatable information that they have never had before.

“You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the professionals and personalities who make this a fabulous place to live, shop, work and dine,” says Creator and Editor-in-Chief Heather Zwain, who spent the last 13 years as the Fashion Editor, Stylist and on-camera personality for Bergen County. “You’ll be in-the-know about everything, trust me.”

Zwain, 34, built her career from scratch at a local magazine and created her brand as the go-to fashion guru for Bergen. She has the expertise, knowledge, experience and connections to provide the community with the best resource guide to celebrate the county, and a little beyond from time to time.

When asked why she chose now to launch a new website, she emphatically replied, “I was unexpectedly laid off from my job and chose to turn a negative into a positive. Starting my own website feels like the natural next step in this new chapter of my life. Bergen County is filled with exciting, sophisticated and fun-loving people who want to stay current on fashion and beauty trends, remain fit and know about the people and places who make this area so wonderful to live in. They want one, convenient source to find out where to eat, play, shop and enjoy their lives. HEATHERZWAIN.COM is that source.”

As part of her purpose, Zwain strives to help others feel confident and stylish. She is a fashion veteran and celebrity interviewer who has talked style and dressed some of the biggest names in the industry including: Tim Gunn, Terron Schaefer, Stacy London, Catherine Malandrino, Stuart Weitzman, Mary J. Blige, Odell Beckham Jr., Lil Kim, Rachel Roy, Ken Downing, Yansi Fugel, Marc Bouwer, David Meister, Mark Badgley and James Mischka, Ivanka Trump, Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, Eli Manning, Carl Banks, Derek Jeter, Curtis Grandson, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, CC and Amber Sabathia, Justin Tuck, Jeff Feagles, Tate Donovan, Daphne Oz, Johnny Damon, Emme, Kristine Johnson, Chris Wragge, Martha MacCallum, Tracy Wolfson, Lori Stokes, Geraldo and Erica Rivera, Bethenny Frankel, Giuliana Rancic, Elizabeth Gilbert, the RHONJ cast, the Jerseylicious cast, Jay Huguley, Malaak Compton-Rock, Ilya Kovalchuk, Leslie Greene, Guy Bedarida, and many more.

Zwain has enlisted the help of former colleagues and friends, whom she believes provide a wealth of knowledge of style and beauty, fitness and health, dining and entertaining and the culture and history of the county. “I want my site to really help other brands and professionals grow their personal businesses, while all coming together for one great purpose –– to celebrate the community we live in and love,” says Zwain. “There are so many amazing people in Bergen, it’s time to join forces and celebrate them.”

For more on Heather and The Bergen County Bible, visit HeatherZwain.com.