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Awards & Accreditations

Northampton residents Joe Hand Sr. and his son Joe Jr. were recently given the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for significant contributions to the mental health movement in the United States by the Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health. Joe Sr. is chairman and his son is president of Joe Hand Promotions Inc. in Lower Southampton, a promoter and distributor of closed-circuit and pay-per-view boxing and other special events. The Hands have devoted many hours to causes benefiting people with mental and physical disabilities. Joe Hand Jr. is president of The Miracle League of Northampton, a group devoted to increasing athletic opportunities for people with disabilities.

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