McKeesport, PA. – Penn State Greater Allegheny and the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be teaming up on Saturday January 12th to host a charity basketball game inside the Wunderly Gymnasium from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. The event will help raise funds for scholarships provided by the PMAHCC that benefit students that are a part of the Pittsburgh Hispanic Community.
The event will bring together many local celebrities as well as some members from the PSUGA community as part of an afternoon full of family fun. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. with opening remarks from PSUGA Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jacqueline Edmondson and PMAHCC chairman Carmen Malloy. The game will follow after a brief warm-up session with the national anthem and introduction of the players beginning at approximately 3:40 p.m.
The event allows PSUGA the opportunity to give back to a community partner who has allowed so many of our students a chance at secondary education thanks to their many scholarship programs.
“We are so pleased to be teaming up with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for this event,” said Edmondson. “The chamber has been a wonderful community partner and incredibly supportive of our students through their scholarship programs.”
The game itself features a star-studded lineup of local celebrities including Scott Warrick (Harlem Wizards), Frank Coonley (Pittsburgh Pirates President), Joey Cora (Pittsburgh Pirates third base coach), and Omar Moreno (Pittsburgh Pirates 1979 World Series Champion) as well as Gilmore Cummings, Antonio Reddic, and Gerald Brooks from the Steel City Yellow Jackets.
The PSUGA community will also be well represented with four members of the campus taking the floor. Professor of English James Jaap, PSUGA Alumnus and Faculty Member Larry Dupak, Athletic Director Korie Morton-Rozier, and PSUGA student and student manager of WMKP Stevie Static will all put their skills to the test.
To purchase tickers to this event, visit the PMAHCC website at http://www.pmahcc.org/events and click on the link for Charity Basketball. We hope to see you there as we help give people in Pittsburgh’s Hispanic Community a chance at higher education.