Did you play club baseball at Penn State? Do you live near Myrtle Beach, S.C.? Or the Southern Finger Lakes region of New York? Or how about in Badger country? Four new alumni groups were chartered in April and are seeking members: the Baseball Club Alumni Interest Group; the Greater Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Chapter; the Southern Finger Lakes (N.Y.) Chapter; and the Greater Madison (Wis.) Chapter.
Baseball Club Alumni Interest Group (AIG)
This group had been loosely formed in the past and is now officially chartered through the Penn State Alumni Association. The new AIG brings together alumni who played on Penn State’s student Baseball Club—which is separate from Penn State’s varsity team. The new AIG hosts quarterly social outings and raises money to support the current Baseball Club students. The group’s annual alumni weekend includes career networking and an alumni-student baseball game. For more info about the Penn State Baseball Club AIG, contact President Bill Abbott ’99 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Finger Lakes (around Corning, N.Y.) Chapter
Led by President Ken Leath '85, the group has held multiple events, including football viewing parties, a freshmen Student Sendoff, a family bowling day, and membership drives. They have also actively participated in numerous college fairs in the region. Find out how to join by contacting Leath at email@example.com.
Greater Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Chapter
Joining other chapters in the southern U.S. region is the Greater Myrtle Beach Chapter, which has already drawn area Penn Staters living in and around Myrtle Beach to family-friendly events like ocean-side picnics and some minor-league Myrtle Beach Pelicans games. In March, the group’s first annual dinner featured a presentation from Tina Hay ’83, editor of The Penn Stater magazine. To find out more about the Greater Myrtle Beach Chapter, contact President Harry Wynn ’01, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Madison (Wis.) Chapter
In the heart of Badger country’s sea of read, a new group is organizing all Penn Staters. Several Penn State teams head to Madison throughout the year—including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, wrestling and women’s volleyball—so the new chapter has been organizing outings to Penn State–Wisconsin matchups. According to chapter President Phillip Bower '99, membership is growing fast. To find out how to become involved, visit the group’s website or e-mail Bower at email@example.com.
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