Campus Hosts Lion Wine and Cheese Fundraiser for Athletics
The DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) in conjunction with the Penn State DuBois Athletics held the Seventh Annual Lion Wine and Cheese event to benefit the seven athletic programs on campus last Friday evening in the Multipurpose Building.The fundraising event featured small games of chance, basket raffles, silent auction, and a live auction. The preliminary figure on dollars raised through the DEF at the event is over $8,000.
The wine for the evening was provided by Starr Hill Vineyards & Winery and Bee Kind Winery with buffet style hors d ‘oeuvres catered by The Fort Worth Restaurant. Ken Nellis, Athletic Director stated, “This is truly a community. Event we reach out to local businesses and individuals to participate and donate items for the baskets and auctions. We are fortunate to have great leadership from the DEF Board and people interested in seeing the campus grow through athletics”.
The DEF along with the campus marketing and admissions offices were responsible for creating an athletics recruitment video which was featured in two campus athletics recruitment events this year. The athletics video was also shown to the guests at the wine and cheese event as part of the evening’s program.
All guests were presented with an embossed wine glass with the Penn State logo and event sponsor PC Systems of Ridgway to take home with them.
The live and silent auctions brought in $5,400 with several special items, including a custom granite coffee table with Penn State logo donated by Kohlhepp Custom Countertops of DuBois, as well as an annual favorite, the wine making experience offered by Starr Hill Winery.