Every single one of us at Penn State Track and Field Alumni (Golf) are equal in status. This is the one example where socialism has been a resounding success. It doesn't matter if you were on the team for just one term or semester, never lettered, or came in last in every one of the races, jumps or throws you participated in. You are still a bonafide Platinum Member of our Group, with all the bells and whistles that come with it. Heck, even those of you who were never on the team but have a love for PSU T&F/XC are equal to every other one of us.
So now it is time to come join us for the biggest Reunion and Golf Tourney yet! And it is even held during the Outdoor Big Ten Championships so you can show your support to the past and present team during the same weekend.
(MAY 12 – 13) BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AT HAPPY VALLEY
In case you have not been following the Blog or the Penn State Track and Field Alumni Golf Facebook site, here’s the agenda for the Weekend:
FRIDAY’S (MAY 12th) EVENTS:
Big Ten Meet begins – Tailgate on the hill of the backstretch (need volunteers to park some cars up there on Thursday Night or early Friday to secure the sight!) – Rain pretty moves that to another setting
Meet and greet at the Ramada (1450 South Atherton Street) from 7:00pm – 11:00pm (814) 238-3001
Picking of the foursomes, 50-50, Putting contest (prepping for the next day), Texas Hold ‘em Tourney (will start at 9:00 and limited to the first 20 players registering - $25 entry, 50/50 pot between winner and fund)
Will be a bar crawl afterwards – destinations TBD…
SATURDAY (MAY 13th) EVENTS:
The Alumni run will start at the LION by Rec hall at 9:oo am (because of the Big Ten track meet) for anyone interested in a short jog or a loop around campus.
The Golf outing will be held at the Mountain View Country Club (old Elks Club) again this year with the putting contest taking place at 11:15 followed shortly thereafter with the golf outing beginning at 12pm. Those not golfing, we usually have a group gathering to hike Mt. Nittany or take a campus tour. Meeting spot and tour guide to be announced, usually meet at high noon in the hotel lobby.
Social gathering with current team members at the Pegula Club Level 7:00-8:00 we need to be out around 7:50 so they can have their team dinner.
6:30 – 11pm Dinner and awards ceremony for golf outing – dinner at 8:00 for those returning from Pegula
We have a block of rooms reserved (under the Harry Groves Golf outing or the Penn State Track and Field alumni) at the Ramada for $75 / night (1450 South Atherton Street (814) 238-3001) which will only be held until May 5th.
The fees this year will be - $175 for those attending the outing and the receptions – the “loan strapped graduate rate” (anyone graduating from 2011-16) will be $125. If you choose to attend the Friday night function alone, the fee will be $35 – Saturday alone, $55. Costs for those with children (under 18) attending the reception(s) - $10 on Friday night and $20 on Saturday. Family members / Significant others / Friends with benefits (!), joining you on the course will be charged $100 (includes golf and receptions). If you’re planning only to golf, the fee will be $100. If you’re planning to golf and only attend Saturday’s function, your fee will be $150. Any scenario I’ve missed, pay whatever (as I’m sure I’ve probably missed 13 other scenarios)…
This event is open to men, women, and friends of PSU alumni - the more the merrier! This is all about the laughs, not scores, and you have three other hackers to laugh at so don’t worry about how bad your game may be!
The membership committee of Dave Baskwill, Harry Smith, Brian Fuller, Artie Gilkes and Ken Brinker have all graciously agreed to accept your ideas / complaints for the upcoming event – so feel free to yell at them for whatever reason you’d like! Contributions for the Harry Groves Endowment fund, the track and cross country program, or the golf outing are gladly accepted!
Please send checks or money orders to:
508 Washington Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035
If you should have any other questions or comments, please let me know – Hope to see you this year!
Clark Haley ‘85