Registration open for golf tournament benefiting Lehigh Valley scholarship fund

2019 tournament co-chairs announced

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley will host its seventh annual golf tournament, newly named the Penn State Lehigh Valley Howard Kulp Golf Tournament, on Monday, June 3, at Northampton Country Club in Easton. The tournament will benefit the campus' Open Doors Scholarship Fund. Breakfast and registration begin at 8:15 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9:15 a.m.

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Registration for the 2019 Penn State Lehigh Valley Howard Kulp Golf Tournament is now open and information can be accessed on the tournament website. The golf tournament, to be held June 3 at Northampton Country Club, will benefit the campus' Open Doors Scholarship Fund. 

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The tournament co-chairs for 2019 are Denise Spence and Michael McShane (class of 2017).

Spence is a philanthropist, community advocate and enthusiastic golfer. She currently serves as vice chair of the Northampton Community College Foundation Board, as a board member of the Children’s Home of Easton, and as an adviser to the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Spence was co-chair of the 100th anniversary 2017-18 campaign of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley with her husband, Bill Spence, who is a Penn State alumnus. She earned a bachelor of computer science degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

McShane is an entrepreneur and senior director of development, marketing and recruitment for Miller-Keystone Blood Center. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in management and marketing from Penn State Lehigh Valley. McShane served as student marshal at Penn State Lehigh Valley’s 2017 commencement ceremony. McShane serves on the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society Board, the Lehigh Valley Health Network Board of Associates, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit and Business Partners Board, and the St. Joseph the Worker Board of Limited Jurisdiction.

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Chancellor Tina Q. Richardson, Howard Kulp and Rich Fatzinger posed at the 2018 tournament at Northampton Country Club.

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Registration for the tournament is now open and information can be accessed on the tournament website. The cost for individual golfers is $225 and includes breakfast, the tournament, cocktail reception, and a post-tournament dinner. The cost for a corporate foursome is $1,250. Registration can be paid through cash, check or credit card. The event is limited to 100 golfers. The tournament did sell out early last year. A variety of sponsorship opportunities also are available, and donations are being accepted for a silent auction.

For sponsorship opportunities, more information about the tournament, and golfer registration, contact Rich Fatzinger at [email protected], at 610-285-5216 (office) or 610-762-1606 (cell).


Dennille Schuler

Public Relations Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley

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