Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni to Host Fundraising Tournament

On Friday, July 13th, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society will host its 17th Annual Penn State "Masters" Golf Tournament at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain Top, PA.

The annual tournament raises money to support the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society's Scholarship Fund, the Student Mentor Program, Academic Excellence Awards, and other initiatives which help the students of Penn State Wilkes-Barre. In addition, this year's golf tournament proceeds will also be benefiting the construction of the new Struthers Family Career Services Center. Last year's tournament hosted more than 100 golfers and the tees and greens were sponsored by various community businesses and friends of the campus, raising more than $5,000 for student programs at the campus.

This year's winning flight in the "Captain and Crew" style tournament will receive Penn State Wilkes-Barre "Masters" navy blazers complete with 24k gold-plated Penn State buttons. Golfers also have a chance to win several hole-in-one prizes while on the course including the grand prize of a car donated by Ken Pollock Chevrolet. Other contests during the day include closest to the pin, longest drive for men and women, and double your money by "holding the green." Various other prizes, including gift certificates donated by local businesses will be raffled.

The day's festivities get underway at 11:30 a.m. with registration and lunch and the tournament begins at 1 p.m. with a "shotgun start." An awards banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. where tournament and prize winners will be announced.

For more information, contact Karen Brace-Hodle in the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Development Office at 570-675-9228 or [email protected].