HARRISBURG -- One of the top charity golf tournaments in the nation has been fined again by the State of Pennsylvania and has agreed to turn over more than $3 million for cancer research to Penn State.
The State has fined the Jake Gittlen Memorial Golf Tournament $20,000 for violating state law and a previous settlement in 2006 with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations.
As part of this new consent agreement just released by the state, uncovered by CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol, the tournament will contribute $3.3 million to Penn State.
The Gittlen tournament repeatedly claimed it donated more than $800,000 per year to cancer research at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, yet the organization did not contribute any money it raised from 2007-2011 until December 2011.
A review of the organization's 2010 tax return -- the last one CBS 21 News could find -- shows the Jake Gittlen Memorial Golf Tournament had assets of more than $9.2 million.
Warren Gittlen, the president of the tournament, did not return a phone call seeking comment. The tournament is named after his late father, Jake.
The tournament was previously fined $5000 in 2006, as well; for not accurately stating the tournament's contributions to a cancer institute at Penn State.
As a result, the organization agreed to donate $4 million to cancer research.
According to the new settlement agreement, Gittlen claims he believed the $4 million that was donated as part of the previous consent agreement could be counted as money paid over in its subsequent representations.
On its website, the Gittlen tournament claims it has donated more than $14 million to cancer research it started in 1970.