Penn State courses play host to United Way tournament

August 29, 2008

University Park, Pa. -- One of the largest annual special events for the Centre County United Way takes place Monday, Sept. 15, when the Penn State/Centre County United Way Golf Tournament swings into action at the Penn State golf courses.
The 10-year-old event, which benefits the 37 United Way member agencies in Centre County, has raised more than $182,000 since its inception in 1998. The inaugural event produced $8,600 and last year’s total was $33,645.
The cost of the four-person scramble is $95 per player and includes a shirt, lunch, goodie bag, greens fees, card and dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn.
Penn State has a strong history of supporting the Centre County United Way, which has been identified as the “charity of choice” for University employees, meaning that faculty and staff are encouraged to support the United Way through the annual employee fund-raising campaign.
Those contributions, along with special events such as the golf outing, annual Trash to Treasure sale at Beaver Stadium and numerous other activities, bolster Penn State’s financial contribution to the cause.
“Our partnership with Penn State is extremely important to the Centre County United Way,” said Ellie Beaver, executive director of the Centre County United Way. “As the largest employer in the region, Penn State is understandably a large part of our campaign, and we have been so pleased with the steady growth of the Penn State United Way campaign over the last decade.”
Additional information, golfer registration and sponsorship details for the tournament may be found at online. Also, questions may be directed to John Dixon (814-383-0085 / or Paul Peworchik (814-863-3746 /
A special drawing as part of the tournament features a pair of tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers game and a getaway to Pittsburgh as the prize.
The package includes two club box seats to the game between the Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 20, a night’s lodging at the Station Square Sheraton Inn and two round-trip tickets for the Gateway Clipper to Heinz Field. Tickets for the drawing cost $10, and checks may be set to Paul Peworchik, 401 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802, or to John Dixon, 203 River Stone Lane, Bellefonte, PA 16823. Tickets for the drawing may be purchased the day of the tournament as well.

Last Updated September 29, 2010