News | Published July 30, 2014

24th annual Mount Nittany Medical Center golf classic to benefit healing garden

The 24th Annual Mount Nittany Medical Center Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, August 16, at the Penn State Golf Courses, with registration beginning at 9:30 am and a shotgun start beginning promptly at 11:00 am.

Attendees can participate through volunteering, sponsorship, and individual golfer opportunities. One lucky golfer will win his or her choice of $10,000 or a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Team prizes for each flight will also be awarded to the 16 winning teams placing first through fourth in both net and gross scores on each course. Prizes will also be awarded for each course for the longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Additionally, the event will feature a closest to the pin contest with cash prizes.

All participating golfers will enjoy a round of golf, a commemorative gift courtesy of Rex Energy, an on-course food station courtesy of Rotelli, a boxed lunch courtesy of Subway, post-play reception, dinner and awards ceremony sponsored by C.A. Curtze Company, and in-cart refreshments and snacks courtesy of Bittner Vending, Pepsi and Roaring Spring Water.

Having raised more than $1.8 million since its inception in 1991, the Golf Classic supports critical programs and equipment purchases at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

This year’s participants have the unique opportunity to help raise funds for a healing garden, slated for groundbreaking at the Medical Center this fall. The garden will be located beside to the Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion, and accessible via the main lobby of the Medical Center or via the Shaner Cancer Pavilion. The goal of the healing garden is to provide stress relief for patients, families, physicians, and staff, while also offering a quiet and beautiful space for the community.  

To learn more about the Golf Classic or to register for the event, visit or call 814.234.6777.