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16TH Annual Coaches Vs. Cancer Golf Tournament To Tee Off June 1

More than 300 golfers expected as CVC-Penn State closes in on $2 Million

Penn State Coach Patrick Chambers will be joined by fellow Penn State coaches, former Nittany Lion players, notable sports figures and more than 300 golfers and sponsors when he hosts the 16th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Golf Tournament sponsored by Sheetz, Friday, June 1, at the Penn State Blue and White Golf Courses.

“I’m proud to be part of a great Penn State tradition in the 16th Annual Coaches Vs. Cancer Golf Tournament,” Chambers said. “It is a pleasure and an honor to join the many sponsors, volunteers and community leaders that have made this one of the outstanding tournaments in Pennsylvania and a huge success every year. It has been a huge part of helping CVC-Penn State raise over $ 1.7 million to fight cancer and aid those fighting in our community.”

The 16th Annual event kicks off Thursday night, May 31, with a catered Captains/Sponsor Reception gala at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, the home of Penn State and State College Spikes baseball. That event features high-end hors d’oeuvres, open beverage service, live music and a silent auction amidst the scenic ballpark.

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12 Best Acts to Be Showcased April 28 During Second Annual “Happy Valley’s Got Talent” Show

From a hip-hop dance to an Adele cover to a violin and piano duet, 12 of the best performances from the Centre Region will be showcased during the second annual “Happy Valley’s Got Talent” competition and show at two performances (2 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. finals) on April 28, at The State Theatre in State College. Tickets are $12 for the matinee and $22 for the final show with all proceeds benefiting Tides, a support program for grieving children and families.

Nearly 50 acts auditioned April 14-15 for the 12 finalist spots. Three acts in four age categories will compete for cash prizes ($200, $100 and $50 in each category) during this benefit show patterned after the nationally televised show “America’s Got Talent.” The 12 finalists, their talents and hometowns are:

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Blue-White Game to Pit Offense vs. Defense and Feature Scoring System

Penn State Spring Game Kicks Saturday at 2:00 p.m.; No Admission or Parking Fee

The Blue-White Game presented by AAA will pit the Penn State offense vs. the defense and feature a new scoring system under head coach Bill O’Brien.

The Nittany Lion defense will be wearing blue jerseys and the offense will wear white, with the quarterbacks sporting red jerseys as in previous years.

The Blue White game will kick Saturday at 2 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. Admission and parking are free, with parking lots opening at 8 a.m. and stadium Gates A & B opening at 11:30 a.m. The game will air live on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com with Steve Jones and Jack Ham calling the action. BTN will air the game at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Read more: Blue-White Game to Pit Offense vs. Defense and Feature Scoring System

Limited Parking Changes Set for Blue-White Game

Limited Parking Changes Set for Blue-White Game

Presented by AAA; Fans Can Pre-Print Parking Pass

Overnight RV Lot Opens Friday at 8 a.m.; Gameday Lots Open Saturday at 8 a.m.; Football Squad Members in Dunk Tank Friday to Benefit Kidney Cancer Association

Fans attending Penn State’s Blue-White Game presented by AAA should be aware of some changes to gameday parking around Beaver Stadium. Fans also will have an opportunity pre-print a parking pass for Saturday's contest.

The Blue-White Game will kick at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 in Beaver Stadium. Parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m. Gates A & B will open for fans at 11:30 a.m. for the autograph session, which begins at 12:00 p.m. Gates C & E will open at 12:30 p.m. Gameday parking and admission to the Blue-White Game are free. Read more: Limited Parking Changes Set for Blue-White Game