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Spaghetti Dinner benefits softball spring training in Florida

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Before the weather breaks in Upper Burrell, the softball team will warm-up in sunny Florida.
11/28/2011 —


4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, Cafe 780
Adults: $7; Children (under 12): $4

In an effort to get to play a preseason schedule that is typically impossible during the capricious western Pennsylvania winters, the Penn State New Kensington softball team is raising funds for a Florida trip in March during spring break.

The New Kensington Lady Lions are holding a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Café 780, the campus cafeteria. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

Fourth-year head coach Mike Marsili’s team last traveled south in 2010. The trip allows a respite from the usual indoor workouts.

"We can only do so much in the gym, so it is a chance to get them on the field and see what they can do," Marsilli said. "The Florida schedule gives the coaches an opportunity to analyze players' strengths and determines their positions."

Adult patrons can make it a dinner-theatre night as the Drama Club presents its fall production, “Avenue Q,” at 8 p.m. in the Forum Theatre. The play is rated R and not suitable for children under the age of 18. General admission tickets are $5 for students and $8 for the general public and are available at the door.

For more on the spaghetti dinner, contact Marsili at mjm69@psu.edu via email.

For more about the play, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/News/44124.htm#NEWS44124 online.

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