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June 2013

 The Lion's Tale 

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Welcome to the Lion's Tale Newsletter - your link for all the Berks County Chapter news!  Please take a look at all our upcoming events and activities and feel free to forward this message to a Penn State friend!  Here are some of the Chapter highlights we want to share this month:

  • Washington D.C. Free Time and Phillies vs. Nationals Game Bus Trip
  • PSU Night at the Fightin Phils
  • Tickets for Tuition Raffle
  • Philadelphia Union Night
  • Next Chapter Meeting

As always, you can find out about all the chapter events and news by visiting our Berks County Chapter website at http://www.psuberkschapter.com


Well summer is finally here! We hope all of you are looking forward to some fun in the sun.  Speaking of fun in the sun, the Chapter's golf outing was held last month and once again was a great success.  Nearly 100 golfers came out to help support our scholarship fund.  We couldn't have asked for better weather and everyone had a great time.  Men's Basketball Asst. Coach Keith Urgo was on hand to share some insight about what is happening with the basketball team.  Several basketball players as a football player also made an appearance at the post-outing dinner.  The success of the outing would not be possible without the continued support of all our sponsors and golfers.  Thank you to all of you who helped make a difference again this year!

While the Chapter slows things down a bit during the summer, we have a couple of summer fun-filled activities on the horizon.  If you are a baseball fan, we have our annual Reading Fightin' Phils night and a big Phillies bus trip.  If soccer is more your thing, several alumni groups in the Philly region will have a Penn State Night at the Philadelphia Union.

For those of you who can't wait for fall, be sure to check out our Tickets for Tuition raffle where you can win a pair of Penn State Football season tickets while helping to contribute to our scholarship fund.  Speaking of football, in the next couple of weeks we should know which Fall football bus trips we will be running.  I also am happy to announce that the December trip to New York City will be back on our schedule this year.  We had so many requests for that trip last year, that we made sure to add it to this year's schedule.                                                     

Until next month's Lion's Tale...

We are.....Penn State!

Shawn Hinkle '01


Penn State Night at the Philadelphia Union
Saturday July 20th - 7:05 PM Gametime

The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is partnering with other Penn State alumni groups from around the Philadelphia area for the first ever Penn State Night at the Philadelphia Union.  Come out for a great night of Major League Soccer action with your fellow alumni!  The Union play in the beautiful 18,500 seat PPL Park on the Delaware River waterfront in the shadows of the Commodore Barry Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMCBridge.  
Tickets to this game are just $35, that's a savings of $10 off regular prices/fees!   

It includes a sideline section seat and a pre-game tailgate party outside the stadium with your fellow Penn State alumni and friends.  Our tickets will be grouped into the same section of the stadium so we can all cheer on the Union together!  Come out and show your Penn State pride!  

Click here to buy tickets


Upcoming Chapter Meeting
Tue. June 25 - 6:30 PM   

Be sure to join us at our next Chapter meeting on Tue. June 25th at 6:30 PM.  We are always looking for new people to get involved!  At this meeting we will be prepping for our Summer and Fall events. This is your chance to help shape the future of our Chapter!

The meetings are held in Room 2 of the Janssen Conference Center at Penn State Berks. For more info, contact Shawn at shinkle@psualum.com        

Phillies vs Nationals & DC Free Time Bus Trip
Saturday August 10th -
Bus leaves 8:30 AM - Game 7:05 PM

Join the Chapter as we head to Washington DC for the day.  The bus trip includes free time in the National Mall area during the day, then we head to Nationals Park to join the Washing DC Chapter of the Alumni Association to see the Phillies take on the Washington Nationals.

The Bus leaves the Penn State Berks Campus Franco Building Parking Lot at 8:30 AM and will depart to come home immediately after the conclusion of the baseball game.  Game time is 7:05 PM.  

Tickets are just just $80 for Chapter members ($85 for non-members).  It includes motorcoach bus transportation, game ticket, and light refreshments.  

Click here to buy tickets

If you are interested in becoming a Chapter member, visit http://www.psuberkschapter.com/memsub.html

Penn State Night at the Fightin Phils
Sun. July 28, 6:05 PM Gametime

The Chapter has partnered with several of our neighboring alumni chapters for a fun night of baseball at the Reading Fightin Phils!  We have reserved the entire 3rd base picnic area.  Tickets include a 2 1/2 hour all-you-can-eat buffet, served in a fantastic location right next to third base.  (Children 4 & under are FREE)  The buffet is known as some of the best food in Minor League Baseball. Tickets are just $25.

Buffet Includes: Barbecued Ribs and Chicken, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Vegtable Lasagna, Mac & Cheese, Corn on the Cob, Pasta & Potato Salads, Tossed Salad, Fruit Cup, Pepsi Products and Cookies  Wine, spirits and beer are available on a cash basis.

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"Tickets for Tuition" Raffle 2013
Drawing Tue. August 20th

The Chapter is very excited to announce our 3rd annual "Tickets for Tuition" raffle drawing where you can win two lower level season tickets for the 2013 Penn State Football season!  That's right, two tickets to each of the seven home games this fall!  This is a very limited opportunity as only 300 raffle tickets will be available!  That means your odds are great that you could be joining the other 110,000 Penn State fans cheering on the Nittany Lions this fall!   

Here's how you can take part in this very exclusive raffle - For every $20 donation to the Chapter's scholarship fund, you will receive 1 ticket for the "Tickets for Tuition" raffle or if you make a $100 donation, you will receive 6 raffle tickets.  The winner of the raffle will receive two 2013 Penn State Football season tickets.  ALL HOME GAMES ARE INCLUDED!

The winning raffle ticket drawing has been scheduled for August 20th.

Click here to buy tickets

For questions or more information about "Tickets for Tuition" raffle, or if you would like to donate via cash / check, please contact us at events@psuberkschapter.com.  Thanks and good luck!!

Berks County Chapter of the PSAA
Penn State Alumni Office
PO Box 7009
Wyomissing, PA 19610









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