U.S. Olympian Ryan Whiting will be one of the featured guests at the third annual Penn State Harrisburg Golf Tournament, sponsored by Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, Ltd. and Nittany Village on Sept. 28.
The event is a fundraiser for Penn State Harrisburg's NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic program, which hosts numerous athletes from high schools in the area.
Former National Hockey League and American Hockey League Hershey Bears players Frederic Cassivi, Mitch Lamoureux, Dave Parro and Marc D'Amour will also attend.
The golf tournament is at 9:00 a.m. at the Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, Harrisburg.
Registration ends on September 21st. The cost for individual golfers is $125, or $500 for a team of four. Non-golfers may attend lunch for $25.
Whiting attended Central Dauphin High School.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place for participants. Additional competitions include the longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one, beat the pro, putting contest, power drive, and a 50/50 drawing. Golfers will also have the opportunity to speak with college athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators; as well as enjoy a relaxing game of golf and support the Penn State Harrisburg athletic department.
Recognition sponsorships are available, including the tournament sponsor for $5,000; the eagle sponsor for $2,500; and the birdie sponsor for $1,500. These sponsorships receive year-round recognition in publications, on the athletics website, and at athletic contests. Additional sponsorships include a food and beverage sponsor for $1,000; a par sponsor at $750; a cart sponsor for $500; a contest hole sponsor at $500; and a hole sponsor for $150.
Penn State Harrisburg athletics fields 12 intercollegiate sports, including men's and women's basketball, cross country, soccer, and tennis; men's baseball; women's softball and volleyball; and golf.
This story has been updated to reflect change in registration deadline; Chris 'Handles' Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters can no longer attend due to a scheduling conflict.