Lion Wine and Cheese Nets Support for Athletics
The Sixth Annual Lion Wine and Cheese fundraiser brought in over $9,000 Friday night. The event, held each year in the campus gymnasium, benefits intercollegiate athletic programs at Penn State DuBois. It features live and silent auctions, raffles, and other games of chance, in addition to wine and cheese tasting and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Athletic Coordinator Ken Nellis said he was happy that many people still turned out to support the event in spite of the winter weather that night. He said, "I was pleased to see how many people came out on a miserable evening to attend our Lion Wine and Cheese Auction. The community support for the event is outstanding. Without the community support we would have a difficult time competing in the PSUAC and USCAA championships each year."
The Lion Wine and Cheese is sponsored by the DuBois Educational Foundation. Numerous businesses and individuals in DuBois and the surrounding areas donated prizes and auction items for the event. Some notable items from this year's auctions included autographed photos of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Philadelphia Flyers center Danny Briere, a jersey autographed by former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis, and a print signed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. Other items included travel packages, golf packages, sporting events tickets, deluxe gift baskets, and more.
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