Annual Scranton Golf Tournament is June 18

Penn State Scranton alumni golf tournament planners

The 30th Annual Penn State Scranton Alumni Society/James D. Gallagher Golf Tournament will be held Monday, June 18, at the Country Club of Scranton. Members involved in planning the annual golf tournament include, from left: Chris Franchetti, Scranton; Dave Lucas, Old Forge; Society President Kathy Zielinski, Scranton; Jo Ann Durdan, Clarks Summit; Golf Co-Chair Kathy Casarin, Archbald; Jahan Tabatabaie, Moosic; Michele Jones, Old Forge; Dawn Bauman, Moscow; Angela Schuback, Old Forge; Dave Kaminski, South Abington Twp; and Renee Arledge, Madison Township.

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SCRANTON, Pa. — Local Penn State alumni will host the 30th Annual Penn State Scranton Alumni Society/James D. Gallagher Golf Tournament on Monday, June 18, at the Country Club of Scranton.

The tournament, played in a captain and crew format, will begin with lunch on the patio at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 pm. Golf chairs are Dick Walsh, Scranton; Rick Pambianco, Archbald; and Kathy Casarin, Archbald. Tournament participants will be greeted by the Penn State Nittany Lion.

"After 18 holes of golf on one of the most beautiful private courses in the area, our golfers will be treated to an open bar cocktail hour, followed by a filet mignon dinner, special golfer gift and a variety of door and raffle prizes," explained Kathy Zielinski, Penn State Scranton Alumni Society president.

"Golfers might win the R.J. Burne Cadillac hole-in-one car or seats at a VIP Table. The table will feature an upscale version of an already great meal and several gifts and services that will be a wonderful perk for some lucky golfers," she added.

The event is the organization's largest annual fundraiser and over the years has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars for student scholarships and special projects at the campus, including nursing program facilities; upgraded classrooms and labs for the science program; a Leadership Conference Room for students; a team breakout room in the Business Building; a scoreboard for the new UGI Utilities Softball Field; the Nittany Lion sculpture at the campus entrance; soon-to-be added outdoor Flex Courts; and more.

Golfers, sponsors and prize donors are needed to make the event a success, according to Zielinski.

Information about fees, sponsorships and tournament details can be found at

Questions may be directed to Alumni Society members, the golf chairs or by calling the Penn State Scranton Alumni Office at 570-963-2537.