Local companies support athletics through golf tournament sponsorships

Sting Soccer Club is the title sponsor for 2019 tournament at Northampton Country Club

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley is hosting its seventh annual golf tournament, newly named Penn State Lehigh Valley Howard Kulp Golf Tournament, to benefit Penn State Lehigh Valley Athletics on Monday, June 3, at Northampton Country Club in Easton.

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Sting Soccer Club is serving as the Nittany Title Sponsor of the PSU-LV golf tournament.

Credit: Sting Soccer Club

The lead sponsors include Sting Soccer Club, which is serving as the Nittany Title Sponsor of the tournament, and St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care, which is serving as the Lion Package Sponsor. Denise and Bill Spence are serving as the Dinner Sponsor. Alvin H. Butz, Inc. is serving as the On Course Refreshment Sponsor. Additionally, Yocco’s has donated hot dogs, which will be served at the seventh hole. Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is serving as the Golf Cart Sponsor. Boyle Construction is serving as the Contest Package Sponsor. There are two more Contest Package Sponsors available.

“We cannot thank our sponsors enough for their support of our tournament! Their commitment ensures our tournament will be a success, which in turn will support our athletics department,” said Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor, Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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.

Golf ball with Penn State logo on it

Sting Soccer Club was announced as the title sponsor of the 2019 Penn State Lehigh Valley Howard Kulp Golf Tournament at Northampton Country Club on June 3.

Credit: Penn State

Registration for the tournament is still open. Breakfast and registration begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost for individual golfers is $225 and includes breakfast, the tournament, cocktail reception, a robust silent auction 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. A variety of sponsorship opportunities also are still available. More information can be accessed on the tournament website.

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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