Heart of the Community 2017
Liberty Lake, WA – The HUB Sports Center was presented
the Heart of the Community Award by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce at the 2017 Gem of the Valley Gala on Friday, January 20th. The award is given to an individual, business, municipality or government program that represents the heart of the community through service and/or financial support to improve the quality of life in our community and is an active participant in the Spokane Valley business community and exemplifies the spirit of community service.
“Being recognized by other business and community members for our community service is a fantastic honor.” – Phil Champlin, Executive Director
Hub is defined as a center of activity. HUB Sports Center is strategically located on the border of Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley and is “on the way to everywhere”. HUB Sports Center is a safe place for people of all ages to meet, recreate, and fellowship. Their mission is to join together the communities of faith, sports, education, business and government to positively impact our youth and region through events and programs that enhance life skills. This exemplifies the definition of the “heart of the community” by being at the center of bringing people together for common good.
The staff actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with different organizations to help promote and expand their events and activities. You will find them at many events and in the community supporting other local businesses and organizations. The Board of Directors is full of individuals who are active in serving this community beyond their role of a HUB Board Member.
Some of the events and activities that improve the quality of life that the HUB Sports Center provides: HUB 360 afterschool program, Dad & Dudes Night for fathers and sons, Pre-K Sports Day for local daycares and preschools. In addition, the HUB partners with these organizations to provide a greater opportunity to expand their services: YMCA, Special Olympics, AAU/Hoopfest, Evergreen Region Volleyball, Central Valley School District, and others.
HUB Sports Center is a definite asset to this community, dramatically improving the quality of life for the Greater Spokane / Coeur d’Alene area residents through the events, programs and activities hosting within its facility. Without this resource, we would lose a valuable community partner and the impact would be felt by the youth who learn life lessons through sports and seniors who recreate and fellowship with pickleball in addition to the negative economic impact to local businesses from patrons visiting the HUB Sports Center.
“When we first opened our doors (Fall 2007), the HUB was just a building and a lot of uncertainty. We didn’t have the financial resources to make it work full time, and we didn’t have a lot of programming, but what we had was PASSION and HEART. We had a vision for youth and for bettering this community through positive events. Today (2017), we are more than a building. There is a STRONG heartbeat inside this organization with a passion to be a vital resource to this community. Let’s keep this heartbeat going. Join our team. Become a piece of our picture. Help the HUB Sports Center continue our outreach and programs and become a permanent part of this community for generations to come.” – Phil Champlin, Executive Director
Find out more about the HUB Sports Center at: www.SavetheHUB.org Thank you.