Our History

 

On September 11, 2001 the Hackel family experienced the tragic loss of Paige Farley-Hackel.

 

Paige was on her way to California with best friend Ruth McCourt Clifford and Ruth’s four year old daughter Juliana (Paige’s God child) for a surprise trip to Disney Land as well as to meet with Deepak Chopra regarding Paige’s new syndicated radio program “Spiritually Speaking”.

That morning, the three left Paige’s home in Newton, MA for the drive to Logan Airport. Although they were all travelling together, Paige and Ruth booked independent flights to make use of frequent flyer miles. Paige was booked on American Airlines, Flight #11 while Ruth and Juliana were booked on United Airlines, Flight #175.

That same morning, Ruth’s brother, Ron Clifford arrived at the World Trade Center fifteen minutes early for a business meeting. As he paced the lobby waiting, he felt the building suddenly shake. It was American Airlines, Flight #11, crashing into the North Tower.

As Ron helped people evacuate the building, United Flight #175, the flight carrying his sister and niece then crashed into the South Tower.

This tragic loss serves as the inspiration for Peter Hackel and the team at PH Productions as they dedicate their vast majority of time and energy supporting worthy causes they feel Paige would if she were still alive.

Turning tragedy into triumph…


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Read testimonials from some of our satisfied clients:

“Hey Peter, Thanks for everything…had a great time at the show. Nice groove!”
Paul Nelson, Grammy Winning Producer/Guitarist (Johnny Winter)

 


“Pete Hackel is the Bob Geldof of Boston.”
Steve Sweeney / Legendary Boston Comedian + DJ

 


“It was an honor to be a part of your special event at the Roxy. Thanks for all the hospitality. You are one hellava drummer!
— Tom Hambridge / Grammy Award winning Drummer & Producer


“Thanks for all your help and involvement with Pitching in for Kids with the Red Sox Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek. You are awesome!”
Laura Leslie / Director of Events + Development, Pitching In For Kids


“Not only were you Executive Producer of Endway, you are like a father figure. When the biz gets me down, you always know how to pick me up and make things better!”
— Morgan Dorr / Platinum selling group Boys Like Girls

 


“You guys did a great job. The organization and planning was so much better than what I usually experience at charity events.”
 Carter Alan / Legendary Boston DJ (WZLX)

 


“Thank you for your help with the Reel Blues Fest enabling us to present Dr. John and Delbert McClinton establishing this annual event that gives back to the artists in our community.”
— James Montgomery / Blues Legend

 

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VALUED PARTNERS

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner on behalf of the following worthy causes:

Adoption Institute of Manhattan
American Heart Association
American Liver Foundation
American Meditation Institute
Angels On Horseback
Boston Heart Walk Start!
Boston Medical Center
Boys and Girls Clubs of Manhattan
Broken Spoke Saloon
Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team
Children’s Hospital Generation Cures
Christine’s Kitchen
Dana Farber’s Cooking For a Cure
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation
Everybody Wins!/Metro Boston
Firefighters Monument Fund
Franciscan Hospital
Friends of Dana Farber
Granada House
Greg Hill Charity Golf Tournament
Height 4 Hire
Home Base Veterans
Island Of Hope
Joshua Fraise Foundation
Love Lane Therapeutic Riding Center
MAB Community Services
MAFF
Manchester Harley Davidson
Manchester Music Festival
Medalist Sports
Middlesex Human Service Agency
MOAR
Motorcycles For Middlesex
Music Moves Us Foundation
Mustard Seed Farm, The
NERC
Open Gait
Operation Homefront
PFH Children’s Playground
PFH Free Care Fund
Perkins School For The Blind
Petrock Fest
Pitching In For Kids
Project Hope
Reel Blues Fest
Ride For Recovery
Salvation Army
Shriners Burn Institute For Children
Steve Glidden Foundation
Suffolk Downs
Susan G. Komen Race For a Cure
Tenacity
Todd Patkin Charitable Endeavors
Victory Programs
Watchuset Mountain
Waterville Valley Adaptive Skiing
Witness to Violence