Golf Tournament Raises More Than $8000

On Friday, July 15, 2011, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society hosted its 16th Annual "Masters" Golf Tournament at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, Pa. The tournament raised more than $8000, topping last year's tournament total by more than $1200. The proceeds from the tournament benefit 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.

More than 130 golfers took to the greens, making this one of the best turnouts for the Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society's annual fundraiser.

"We're very excited that we were able to surpass the total from last year making this the most successful year yet," said Tom Conti, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society president. "We'd like to thank all of our golfers, volunteers, sponsors, gift donors, and Blue Ridge Trail for helping us make this event a success each year!"

The championship flight of Jack Monick, Phil Navola, Jim Miliauskas, and Chris Schuster won the Captain and Crew style tournament with a score of 57(-15) and each received a Penn State Wilkes-Barre "Masters" blazer complete with 24k gold-plated Penn State buttons.

Golfers also had the chance to win various hole-in-one prizes, including a car donated by Ken Pollock Autogroup, an Orlando Golf Vacation, $500 for Zero Restriction Apparel, and a Sea Mist vacation. Other contests during the day included closest to the pin, longest drive for men and women, and double your money by "holding the green." The tournament also featured a raffle with gift certificates and prizes donated by local businesses.

 2011 Golf Tournament Winners
Members or the winning flight at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society's "Masters" Golf Tournament received 24k gold-plated buttons to be affixed to their navy blue "Masters" blazers.
From left: Jim Miliauskas, Jack Monick, Phil Navola, Chris Schuster