The Miller Center announces new Executive Director 

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Director of Communications Drew Kelly to succeed James Mathias

 LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness announced today that Drew Kelly, currently Director of Sales, Communications and Marketing, will succeed James P. Mathias as Executive Director of their 96,000+ square foot facility in East Buffalo Township.  Mathias will remain involved through the completion of construction, and will join the board of directors in 2018.

Mathias, the Center’s founding Executive Director, began his involvement in October 2012 overseeing funding, construction and initial operational phases. He remarked, “I am so proud of what we have accomplished thus far and having Drew Kelly at the helm is a perfect fit for the organization moving forward. Joining such a talented group of individuals on the Board and helping to chart the course for the future of the Miller Center is very exciting to me.”

Kelly, who will immediately begin working with Mathias in a transitional capacity, said, “I’m extremely honored to lead this amazing facility and carry out the vision of a premier health and wellness resource for the region. Jim has done an incredible job making the center a reality.  I’m extremely grateful that I’ll continue to benefit from his knowledge and expertise in the interim.”

Family representative Matthew Miller said, “We cannot thank Jim enough for his involvement with this project. From day one, he treated this Center as if it were his own, exhibiting an attention to detail that ensured our success before we opened our doors. Jim’s involvement ensured this project became a reality.  We’re elated that he will continue as a board member.  We are equally as enthusiastic to have a talented and seasoned team member in Drew Kelly who can step in and keep us on a course of continued success.”

About the Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is a 501(c)(3) a community-based resource that fuels a lifelong passion for health and fitness, enhancing community health and wellness through education, empowerment and partnerships. Our facilities include: A 6,000 sq/ft synthetic turf field with drop-down cages for baseball, softball, and golf practice; Four hard courts surfaced with Taraflex laminate flooring; An 18,000 sq/ft fitness center equipped with Technogym and Precor exercise equipment; A specialized performance fitness room, and separate group fitness & multi-use rooms; A 13,000 sq/ft outdoor courtyard; and coming soon, a café featuring whole, fresh and mindfully-sourced foods and drop-in childcare. The Center features hundreds of programs spanning multiple sports and ranging from kids activities to Silver Sneakers. Group fitness classes include LES MILLS™, BEACHBODY®, TRX® Training, Cardio, Mind, Body, Core, and Functional. Established community partnerships are in place with Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger, Next Level Strong, NUU Soccer, Victory Sports & Fitness and Bison Club Field Hockey.

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Athletic trainer now on site

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The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness is proud to announce that athletic training services are now on site. Provided through an agreement with Evangelical Community Hospital, athletic trainer Tyler Hanson will be available to members most weeknights from 3 to 9 PM and also during some weekend hours.

Tyler is originally from Northwest Indiana where he attended Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer and played baseball for 4 years. After graduating from Saint Joe’s in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science, he then obtained his his Masters from Bloomsburg University’s Athletic Training program. At Bloom, Tyler spent time in the University’s Concussion Clinic as a Research Assistant.

Tyler has co-authored several collaborative studies at Bloomsburg, along with presenting findings at several American Academy of Neurology symposiums. You may have also run in to Tyler as an athletic trainer at Bucknell University, Bloomsburg University, and Next Level Fitness.

Tyler is now operating out of The Miller Center’s Athletic Training room, located in the Center’s main corridor, where he is fully stocked with supplies as well as an ice machine. Tyler can assist not only members coming off teh courts & turf, but the fitness center as well.

If you see Tyler around, be sure to say hello and inquire how he can help you can achieve your fitness goals injury free.

Birthday parties now available

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Looking for a great way to celebrate a birthday this year? Don’t worry! Leave all the planning to the Miller Center party hosts.

We do the work and you & your guests have all the fun! All you need to do is bring a cake, gifts and celebrate your loved one. We provide almost every game you can think of! If you don’t see it listed or if you have a special request, please let us know. We would love to make it happen.

Activities Include:  Baseball/Softball (Batting Cage) – Basketball – Dodgeball – Football – Gaga Ball – Soccer – Volleyball – Futsal – Floor Hockey – Lacrosse – Wiffle Ball – Kickball

Other Activities Include: Nerf Gun Wars (Not supplied) – Obstacle Course – Lego Party – Superhero Party – Parachute – Relay Races – Playground

 **All packages include a t-shirt and a $15 discount to 1 summer camp, clinic or league during the upcoming year for the birthday guest.

**A deposit of $125 is due upon reserving your party date.

 For a kid’s party, adults are welcome to attend at no additional cost.

Additional Food can be brought at no additional cost if the Miller Center doesn’t provide it.

In order to book a party, you must create an account on our website. You will then be sent an invoice.

Little Tots Party Package
Ages: 1-3
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 10 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: Hard Court and Multipurpose Room
Food: 3 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: Parachute, Puzzles, Obstacle Course, Relay Races, Legos, Playground & Arts & Crafts
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Little Stars Party Package
Ages: 2-5
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: Hard Court and Multipurpose Room
Food: 4 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: As many sports as you would like
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Multi-Sport Party Package
This party package consists of a mix of sports and favorite kid games- like dodgeball, kickball or wiffleball
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: Hard Court or Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: 4 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: As many sports as you would like
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Sport Specific Party Package
This party package is designed for your child to spend the day learning and playing a specific sport. This package will include drills and competitive games that your coach will put them through.
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Minutes Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: Hard Court or Turf and Multipurpose Room
Food: 4 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Activities: As many sports as you would like
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations and Supplies
Cost: $250

Brain Games Party Package
This party package is designed for your child who loves to experiment with new things like arts & crafts, science lab and engineering (block building/legos).
Ages: 5+
Time: 1.5 hours
Schedule: 1 Hour of Activity, 30 Mins Food/Presents
Kids: 15 Kids (Fee for extra children)
Where: Multipurpose Room
Food: 4 12″ pizzas (Additional $7/pie)
Drinks: 1 Water Per Child
Potential Party Ideas: Painting, Jewelry making, Science Projects (Make your own slime?), Block Building and Paper Airplane Contest
Staff: 1 Miller Center Staff Member to Help Coordinate
Includes: Basic Decorations
Cost: $250 (Art Supplies NOT included)
($100 additional for supplies) (Please provide at least 6 weeks’ notice for most supplies)

Add Ons to Any Party!
– Extra Party Time (30 mins): $50
– Additional Court/Turf ($50/hour)
– Extra Coach ($50) (If party is more than 20 kids)
– Extra Participants ($4 for every additional kid above 15)
– Extra Pizza ($7/pizza)
– Extra Juice or Water ($0.50 per drink)
– Fruit Tray ($40) (Serves 15/20 people)
– Veggie Tray ($30) (Serves 10-15 people)
– Cheese/Cracker Tray ($50) (Serves 15-20 people)
– Chips/Salsa ($25) (Serves 15-20 people)
– House Salad ($40) (Serves 15-20 people)

Cancellation Policy
The Miller Center requires a 3-day cancellation notice prior to your scheduled arrival, otherwise you will forfeit your down deposit.

All party bookings within 72 hours must be paid in full. Themes may be limited.
Party Bookings outside of the 72 hours will require a $125 down deposit.

Facility Use Policy
No smoking, alcoholic beverages or use of any illegal substances on the grounds.
No profanity or fighting will be tolerated.
No provocative clothing or clothing with offensive pictures, words or sayings.
No dangerous activities including use of open flames.
No defacing of the physical property including but not limited to: tape, staples or nails on any surfaces. (Decorations must be approved)
No firearms, explosives, fireworks or similar items will be permitted.
All children must be monitored at all times to keep them in the contracted spaces and maintain safety.

Contact Keith Jacobsen at keith.jacobsen@millerrec.org for more info!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT ONE OF OUR MILLER CENTER PARTIES!