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Success With Honor, Rotelli Partner for Penn State vs UCF Fundraiser

by and on August 22, 2014 3:45 PM

While every television in every bar and restaurant in Pennsylvania will most likely have the Penn State-Central Florida football game on when the teams clash early on Saturday, Aug. 30, Nittany Lion fans might have a difficult time distinguishing one party from the next.

That's where Success With Honor and Rotelli Pasta come in.

Success With Honor, a non-profit organization that helps connect volunteers with Penn State-related charities, will host a viewing party for the Penn State season opener at Rotelli, a pizza/pasta bar and restaurant located in downtown State College at 250 E. Calder Way.

Tickets are $30 for an all-you-can-eat Irish-style breakfast buffet that will feature bangers, eggs, Irish bacon, soda bread and other items, and one alcoholic drink for attendees 21 and over.

Tickets are limited to the first 130 entrants and organizers expect the event to sell out, with $20 of every purchase going toward Success With Honor.

Doors will open at 8 a.m., and the event will also feature a silent auction, give-a-ways and prizes.

Brian Allen, a former basketball player at Penn State who's on the advisory board of Success With Honor, had some initial conversations last year with Dave Krauth, co-owner of Rotelli.

Allen and Krauth wanted to use their connections in the area to serve the local community. At the time, they weren't sure what they'd do, and Allen said that's partly because he and Krauth wanted to keep their options open so they could contribute in a variety of ways.

Allen says that given the popularity of Rotelli, not just among students but also among alums and community members, the location and timing seemed right for the groups to partner for this unique event.

"When the opportunity arose to create a viewing party for Success With Honor, Dave and I agreed: Here's one of those times where we can do something positive in the community," Allen says. "It's an opportunity, through Success With Honor, to shine a light on the good things Penn State alumni are doing in their respective communities."

For more information on Success With Honor, visit successwithhonor.org.

IF YOU GO

What: Viewing party for Penn State-UCF to benefit Success With Honor

Where: Rotelli, 250 E. Calder Way, State College

When: Saturday, Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m.



This story was produced by the staff at the Centre County Gazette. It was re-published with permission. The Centre County Gazette is a weekly publication, available at many locations around Centre County every Thursday morning.


John covers sports for the Gazette.
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