Casinos: SugarHouse Gives Back To Community

As part of the Community Benefits Agreement with SugarHouse Casino, the Penn Treaty Special Services District has received $500,000 per year from SugarHouse since opening in 2010. Once SugarHouse’s second phase is finished, presumably bringing in more revenue, the amount will jump up to $1 million per year. So what exactly does PTSSD do with […]

 

Northern Liberties: Kickboxing Toward Better Self-Esteem

Northern Liberties: Kickboxing Toward Better Self-Esteem

The Friday evening kickboxing class at Joe Hand Gym does more than get young girls exercising. It builds them up from the inside out. Last summer, Erin Fennell and Brittani Warner started a kickboxing and self-esteem class for girls 10 to 18-years-old.  Their mission was to get girls exercising and to give them a safe […]

 

Northern Liberties: Boxer Chris Sanchez

Six days a week, Chris Sanchez can be seen through the windows at 543 North 3rd Street. The senior finance major at Temple University is one of many young adults who train at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym. The Bridgewater, NJ native has been boxing since his freshman year of high school but came to […]

 

Northern Liberties: Pee Wee Dawson’s Journey

Northern Liberties: Pee Wee Dawson’s Journey

For Stanley “Pee Wee” Dawson, boxing is more than just a sport. It’s a life-long passion. Dawson, 63, has been involved in the sport for nearly 50 years and sees no end in sight. “I first got into boxing in 1968,” Dawson said. “I had known [Jimmy Arthur] in passing and he asked me one […]