Football tailgates to be held at Reading Crowne Plaza

The Reading Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing will be the site of four Penn State football tailgate parties this year. Sponsored by the Penn State Berks Alumni Society and the Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association in conjunction with the Reading Crowne Plaza, the football tailgates will begin one hour prior to kickoff, and the cost is $3 per person (children under 13 are free).

Tailgates will be held for the following games: Penn State vs. Illinois on Oct. 3, Penn State vs. Michigan on Oct. 24, Penn State vs. Northwestern on Oct. 31 and Penn State vs. Michigan State on Nov. 21.

Tailgate refreshments include chicken wings, hot hors d’oeuvres and a fruit and cheese tray, all donated by the Reading Crowne Plaza. In addition, grilled stickies and Creamery ice cream, various beverages and bar menu items will be available for purchase.

One lucky alumnus will win an overnight stay for two (alumni only). In addition, there will be door prizes (one per quarter), trivia questions (two per quarter), a 50/50 raffle, kids activities and adult contests including "Pin the Tail on the Nittany Lion," "Best Joe Pa Look-Alike" and "Most Spirited Penn State Fan."

Check the alumni Web site at for reunion and tailgate times, which will be dependent on the football game kickoff time. For more information or to RSVP, call the Alumni Office at 610-396-6057 or e-mail

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Last Updated September 03, 2009