Penguin Club’s scholarship golf outing celebrates 25 years

Participants in the 25th annual Penguin Club scholarship golf outing help raise money for YSU student-athletes. Photo by Alexis Burger/The Jambar.

The Youngstown State University Penguin Club hosted the 25th annual scholarship golf outing on Wednesday at the Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, Pa.

The event was created in memory of late men’s basketball coach Bill Dailey.

Dailey was named as the program’s head coach in 1987, but he passed away before his official takeover.

In the following year, the Penguin Club created the outing to help raise money for athletic scholarships.

Rick Love, associate director of athletics, said this year’s outing was successful.

“Our main purpose is to raise as much money as we can for our student-athletes,” Love said. Participants consisted primarily of YSU alumni, local businesses and YSU fans.

Approximately 136 golfers attended the event.

Participants were served lunch, various refreshments on the course and a dinner at the end of the 18 holes. Following the event, winners of both the scramble and various contests, including door prizes and raffles, were announced.

YSU’s 18 head coaches helped with the event, and both the men’s and women’s golf teams were in attendance.

The golf outing was set up as a scramble with four players on each team. A shotgun start commenced the event at noon, and it lasted around five and a half hours.

“The weather was just a postcard day,” Love said. “We were completely sold out in terms of participants, and we had a great response from companies who wanted to sponsor the tee signs.”

In addition to organizing the scholarship golf outing, Love helps out with the Penguin Club’s other two major fundraisers: the Penguin Club Jamboree, which often features raffles and auctions, and the scholarship dinner, which includes the announcement of scholarship recipients and the annual Penguin of the Year.