York faculty members to 'croquet for a cure' for pediatric cancer

If the last reference to the game of croquet you can remember is in the book or movie “Alice in Wonderland,” Penn State York invites you to cheer on their real team at The County Cup, a croquet tournament fundraiser. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Sovereign Bank Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, in York, Pa. The County Cup is a York County Rotary Clubs Event.

Josie Moore, instructor in communications arts and sciences, and Jennifer Nesbitt, associate professor of English, are the players on the campus team -- Penn State Croqueting for a Cure -- to raise money for pediatric cancer. Moore and Nesbitt will be competing for prize money ranging from $15,000 for first place to $1,000 for ninth place.

Rotarians and volunteers from participating nonprofit organizations throughout York County will take part in the event with teams representing local businesses raising money for charities including the Salvation Army, York Literacy Council, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Michael Euculano Scholarship Fund, and many more. In addition to the croquet matches taking place throughout the day, the Brooks Robinson Plaza at the stadium will be busy with activities for adults and children including food, concessions and carnival games. Students from Penn State York will be doing face painting.

Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased by contacting Barbara Dennis at bhd5@psu.edu or 717-771-4128, or Di Hershey at dkh13@psu.edu or 717-771-4127. For more information about the event, visit www.TheCountyCup.org.

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Last Updated August 30, 2012