'Evening with Joe' set for May 27 in Hershey

University Park, Pa. — Penn State alumni and fans are invited to begin their holiday weekend a day early at an "Evening With Joe," featuring Joe Paterno, on Thursday, May 27. The reception and program will be held at the Hershey Lodge.

The second "Evening With Joe" will be held Wednesday, June 16 at the Sheraton Philadelphia City Center. At the "Evening With Joe" events, Nittany Lion supporters will have an opportunity to hear from the Hall of Fame coach and visit with other Penn Staters.

The "Evening with Joe" events begin at 6:30 p.m., with a reception of hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person for Alumni Association and Nittany Lion Club members (and one guest at the member price) and $45 per person for non-members.

The "Evening with Joe" gatherings are co-sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club.

Registration is open for the Hershey and Philadelphia "Evening with Joe" events at http://www.alumni.psu.edu/eveningwithjoe/

Space is limited and advance registration is required for all the functions.

Guests are asked to please refrain from bringing any personal items intended for autographs.

For questions about these events, call the Alumni Association at 800-548-LION (5466) or e-mail alumni-events@psu.edu or call The Nittany Lion Club at 800-NITTANY.

Paterno is entering his 45th season as head coach of the Nittany Lions. The Hall of Fame mentor has earned a 394-129-3 record, is the career leader for victories among major college coaches and is second among active FBS coaches with a 75.2 winning percentage. The only coach ever to win the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton and Fiesta Bowls, he has led the Nittany Lions to five undefeated, untied seasons, two national championships and 24 bowl victories. Paterno has guided Penn State to three Big Ten Championships and a record 23 Top 10 finishes in the polls and 15 seasons with at least 11 victories.

Paterno has coached 77 first team All-Americans, including defensive tackle Jared Odrick last year. He also has coached 44 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans, including three first team members in 2009 - Josh Hull, Andrew Pitz and Stefen Wisniewski.

Penn State Football will hold its 36th annual summer camps in June. The camps feature two offense / defense skills and fundamentals camps for athletes entering 8th-12th grade in the fall, to be held June 20-23 and June 27-30. A "seniors only" camp will be held June 25-26, Penn State's popular 7-on-7 team passing camp will be held June 18-19 and a placekicking camp is June 4-5.

For more information on the Penn State Football Camps, please visit: www.pennstatefootballcamps.com or call the Penn State sports camps office at 814-865-0561.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010