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Paterno address alumni and fans
May 10, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., - The "Evening with Joe" event scheduled for tomorrow, May 11, in Pittsburgh has been cancelled. Coach Joe Paterno has the flu and is unable to attend.
All registration fees will be refunded, and every effort will be made to reschedule the event in Pittsburgh. For questions, call 800-548-LION (5466), ext. 4.
Two more "Evening With Joe" events are scheduled for later this spring:
- Thursday, May 27 at Hershey Lodge; Hershey, Pa.;
- Wednesday, June 16 - Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
NLC orchestrated STEP individual one-on-one meetings will be rescheduled and the STEP seminar has been cancelled for May 11.
At each of the "Evening With Joe" events, Nittany Lion supporters will have an opportunity to hear from the Hall of Fame coach and visit with other Penn Staters.
Each "Evening with Joe" begins at 6:30 p.m., with a reception of hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per person for Alumni Association and Nittany Lion Club members (and one guest at the member price) and $45 per person for non-members.
The "Evening with Joe" events are co-sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club.
Registration is open for the Hershey and Philadelphia "Evening with Joe" events at http://www.alumni.psu.edu/eveningwithjoe/
Space is limited and advance registration is required for the events.
Guests are asked to please refrain from bringing any personal items intended for autographs.
For questions about these events, call the Alumni Association at 800-548-LION (5466) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call The Nittany Lion Club at 800-NITTANY.
Paterno is entering his 45th season as head coach of the Nittany Lions. The Hall of Fame mentor has earned a 394-129-3 record, is the career leader for victories among major college coaches and is second among active FBS coaches with a 75.2 winning percentage. The only coach ever to win the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Cotton and Fiesta Bowls, he has led the Nittany Lions to five undefeated, untied seasons, two national championships and 24 bowl victories. Paterno has guided Penn State to three Big Ten Championships and a record 23 Top 10 finishes in the polls and 15 seasons with at least 11 victories.
Paterno has coached 77 first team All-Americans, including defensive tackle Jared Odrick last year. He also has coached 44 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans, including three first team members in 2009 -- Josh Hull, Andrew Pitz and Stefen Wisniewski.