Thank you to everyone who came out to State College for our Annual Alumni Reunion! Over 300 people attended a fun, Hawaiian shirt filled weekend. The Men's Alumni edged the undergrads 63-59 and the Women's Alumni won with a score of 57-19. The matches were competitive and fun for both players and spectators.
The banquet was another enjoyable affair full of delicious food and good company. Congratulations to new Lifetime Members Brett Hoffman, Kate Daley, Jonathan "Hooker" Swart. We also honored Pete Steinberg for over 20 years of service to PSU Rugby. It was great to see all of the women alums who returned to Happy Valley to honor Pete as he passed the torch to Kate Daley, who was announced as the next Head Coach of the Women's team.
Finally, at last year's Reunion, the '89 Men's Team announced that they would be raising $89,000 for PSU Rugby. A class gift of this magnitude is unprecedented. This year, they announced that they have raised over $60,000 towards their goal! Congratulations to a team that continues to set an amazing example of giving back to the program.
Finally, I wanted to acknowledge the people who made sure the weekend went off without a hitch:
The entire Board, especially Anne Marie Blaccuti, as well as Chris and Kara Amoratis, for all of their efforts. The weekend would not have been possible without the behind-the-scenes efforts of this group.
Bob Ricketts and Fasta & Ravioli Co. for putting out yet another incredible spread.
The girls from Lindsay Pullara's studio, Dance Fusion, for their help all day on Saturday selling merchandise and babysitting.
Everyone who donated Silent Auction gifts. We raised $800!
Everyone who bought 50/50 tickets. We raised $668 for Ariel Johnson's medical bills (West Chester University Rugby Alum)
Please stay tuned for upcoming Alumni Events!