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Alle-Kiski Society sponsors pizza party at Lions basketball Saturday

Pizza social and basketball game.
There will be pizza aplenty for fans of New Kensington Lions hoops.
2/6/2013 —


Saturday, Feb. 9, Athletics Center
Pizza Social: 1:30 p.m.

Offering a brief respite from the winter doldrums and the capricious weather of western Pennsylvania, the Alle-Kiski Society of the Penn State Alumni Association is sponsoring a "Pizza Social" in conjunction with the Penn State New Kensington men’s basketball team game at noon, Saturday, Feb. 9, against Penn College at the Athletics Center.

Penn State alumni and friends are invited to join fellow Penn Staters to cheer on the New Kensington Lions and to enjoy free pizza during post-game festivities in lobby of the center. The team will be looking for the first win for new head coach Joe Mandak. An assistant coach for three years, Mandak took over for Doug Schneider, who resigned in January. Admission to both the game and pizza social is free to the public.

Based at Penn State New Kensington, the Alle-Kiski Society is the local chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and represents the 7,000 Penn State alumni living in the Alle-Kiski Valley. The society engages in campus and community projects throughout the year, including social and fundraising events that benefit the society's endowed scholarship.

The spring fundraiser is the annual Bowl-a-thon, and it is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell. This is a family fun event for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Penn State. The entry fee is $20 and includes three games and shoe rental. Four- or five-person teams may sign up, or individuals may sign up and be assigned to a short-handed team. The bowl-a-thon is the alumni group's major fundraiser in the spring, and the proceeds support the society’s endowed scholarship and campus projects. Lane sponsorships are available for $50 and $100.

New and recent Penn State graduates are encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Conference Center on campus. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 18.

For information on the Alle-Kiski Alumni Society, call 724-334-6049, or uxw1@psu.edu via email or visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Alumni/alumorg.htm online.

Last year's "Pizza Social" game came down to the final shot in the Lions 57-56 loss to Penn State Hazleton.

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