Golf Tournament Raises More Than $6500

The Nittany LionOn Friday, July 16, 2010, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society sponsored its 15th Annual "Masters" Golf Tournament at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop, Pa.  The tournament raised $6738 which will 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 the best turnout yet for the Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society's annual fundraiser.

"We enjoyed our biggest tournament to date," said Tom Conti, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Constituent Society president.  "We're very grateful for all of our golfers, volunteers, sponsors, gift donors, and Blue Ridge Trail for helping us put on such a successful event."

Despite heavy rain late in the day, the championship flight of Ray Ostroski, Brian Bobeck, Jim Gattuso, and David Simpson 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 hosted a raffle with gift certificates and prizes donated by local businesses, as well as a silent auction for a football signed by Joe Paterno.

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

2010 Golf Tournament Championship Flight

Members of the winning flight at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society "Masters" Golf Tournament take a break from golfing to post with the Nittany Lion.
From left: Jim Gattuso, Dave Simpson, Ray Ostroski, the Nittany Lion, Brian Bobeck