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Sept. 15, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Sept. 15, 2009 - Penn State Nittany Lion basketball coach Ed DeChellis and the Penn State Coaches Vs. Cancer Committee will continue the tradition of one of the most anticipated events of the fall when they host the CVC Annual Reverse Drawing on Thursday, Sept. 24 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College.
The lavishly catered gala event held on the magically transformed concourse of the Nittany Lion and State College Spikes baseball stadium has become a highlight of the fall social season. Partygoers mingle amongst ice sculptures, stylish landscaping, fireworks, skydivers, live music and top shelf food and beverage service as they watch for their chance to win a brand new vehicle.
This year a 2009 Ford F150 King Ranch truck and a bonus 2009 Yamaha Grizzly 700FI four-wheeler (or $25,000) will be the object of desire as participants watch names come off the stadium's big board until only one is left standing. The event, with begins at 6:30 p.m., runs well into the evening with participants enjoying fine catering, open beverage service and contests and entertainment on Medlar Field.
"The support of our sponsors and the community for this event has just been tremendous over the last several years and we are really looking forward to another beautiful fall Pennsylvania night this year," DeChellis said. "I think people have just been amazed at the unbelievable food and beverage service Dan Rallis has provided at this event and it has really just been a lot of fun for a terrific cause that is very close to our hearts."
Now in its fourth year, the Annual Reverse Drawing has become a staple of Penn State Coaches Vs. Cancer's year-around program to raise funds to fight cancer and support those affected by it in the Centre Region. Penn State CVC has raised more than $1.3 million in this effort over 12 years and eclipsed better than $180,000 raised each of the last two years under the inspired guidance of Coach DeChellis. While working with the American Cancer Society, a large portion of the funds raised by Penn State CVC stay in Centre County to assist those affected by cancer in our area.
A limited number of $350 tickets for the event are available. Tickets include admittance for two guests and a chance to win the Ford F150 and Yamaha Grizzly off-road combination. Attendance at the event is not necessary to win. To register for tickets please visit CVCPennState.org.