Sponsorship

***An on-line sponsorship can be made to the NLWC Golf Classic at the bottom of this page!

About the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club

The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club’s goal is to be the premier wrestling club in the United States! USA Wrestling, the national governing organization for the sport of amateur wrestling, has designated Penn State University as an Olympic Regional Training Center.  The NLWC serves as the administrator of this U.S. Olympic Regional Training Center (RTC) and conducts practices in the Penn State Wrestling Room.  

The goal of the NLWC Golf Classic is to raise money specifically for the Club’s Resident Athlete Program. The Resident Athlete Program is comprised of elite wrestlers whom the NLWC coaching staff has recruited to live in Central Pennsylvania and train at the NLWC Regional Olympic Training Center. This program is designed to provide the coaching, training environment, and financial support necessary for these individuals to compete for and win Olympic and World Championships. 

Resident Athletes for the NLWC during the 2020-21 Season are Thomas Gilman, Josh Rodriguez, Jordan Conaway, Zain Retherford, Bekzod Abdurakhmonov, Franklin Gomez, Vincenzo Joseph, Jason Nolf, David Taylor, Jaime Espinal, Riley Lefever, Bo Nickal, Kyle Snyder, Anthony Cassar and Nick Nevills. These wrestlers are former NCAA National Champions and All-Americans and are some of the top athletes in the world. The NLWC is very proud to be represented by these wrestlers, both on and off of the mat!

The above athletes are coached by Cael Sanderson, Cody Sanderson, Casey Cunningham, Jake Varner, Mark McKnight, and Eric Thompson whom comprise the NLWC Resident Athlete Program and U.S. Olympic Regional Training Center coaching staff. These coaches are widely recognized as the best in the world and have done an incredible job of developing the wrestlers in the Resident Athlete Program.

Last Year's Golf Classic Sponsors

We would like to thank last year's sponsors for their support of the 2019 Golf Classic!  It was a great event and an excellent fund-raiser for the Club.  To see last year’s golf classic sponsors, click here.

Sponsoring the 2020 Golf Classic

The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club invites you to participate as a sponsor for the NLWC Golf Classic on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA.  The Toftrees Golf Resort is a 4.5-star 18-Hole Championship Golf Course and is considered to be the premier golf course in Central PA!  It is located at One County Club Lane, State College, PA  16803 and is accessed from the Toftrees Exit 71 off of Route 220/I-99.  

The NLWC golf tournament has been one of the Club’s primary fund-raising activities for the past 26 years, and we greatly appreciate your support!   Participation in the tournament also provides the opportunity to spend a fun afternoon with NLWC wrestlers, coaches, friends, and fans of wrestling.  

As a 2020 NLWC Golf Classic sponsor, you will enjoy many benefits, including complimentary golfer registration(s) based on the level of sponsorship you choose.   As a complimentary golfer(s), you will play in a 4-person scramble where each player must contribute 2 drives (par 3 holes excluded).  Golfers who are 65 or older and have a handicap of 10 or higher will be permitted to hit from the gold tees.  You can choose to register your own team or let our committee pair you with other golfers or the Club’s Resident Athletes.  If you wish to add golfers to your team in addition to those which are complimentary, the tournament registration fee is $200/golfer.  The fee includes:  cart, greens fees, breakfast, lunch, and/or afternoon snack (depending upon tee times) on the greens, shirt, contest, and team prizes!  

In recent (mid July) conversations with Toftrees golf course, we’ve made some adaptations to this year’s tournament.  Instead of the usual 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, this year’s tournament has been changed so that each group (foursome) starts at their own individual tee time.  Tee times will range from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with a new group being able to start every 10 minutes.  Thus, group 1 will start at 9:00 a.m., group 2 at 9:10 a.m., group 3 at 9:20 a.m., group 4 at 9:30 a.m., etc. until 3:00 p.m.  We will do our best to accommodate tee time requests with preferences being given by order of registration.  And unfortunately, there will be no banquet/social immediately following the tournament this year.  Instead, food will be served individually out on the course.  We expect to have NLWC wrestlers and coaches out on the course so that golfers get a chance to interact with them while still maintaining the required social distancing that would be impossible inside the Clubhouse.   

We hope that you will consider sponsoring the 2020 NLWC Golf Classic as a way of supporting the NLWC and amateur wrestling in Central Pennsylvania.   Your sponsorship is tax deductible, and it goes toward a great cause.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

 Yours in wrestling,   Dave Hart, NLWC Golf Classic Director, davehartnlwc@gmail.com

To see or print a 2020 NLWC Golf Classic sponsorship form, please click here.


2020 Sponsorship Levels Listed Below

$10,000 Honorary Wrestling Team Sponsor

  • 12 Complimentary Golfers (includes carts, greens fees, tee prizes, shirt, lunch on the course, and social dinner buffet)
  • Special Recognition: Sponsor Sheet, NLWC Newsletters, Website, and Membership Brochure
  • Day of tournament, company sign displayed
  • 2 Penn State Wrestling Season Tickets

$5,000 Platinum Grappler Sponsor

  • 8 Complimentary Golfers (includes carts, greens fees, tee prizes, shirt, lunch on the course, and social dinner buffet)
  • Special Recognition: Sponsor Sheet, NLWC Newsletters, Website, and Membership Brochure
  • Day of tournament, company sign displayed
  • 2 Penn State Wrestling Season Tickets

$2,500 Golden Wrestler Fall Sponsor

  • 4 Complimentary Golfers (includes carts, greens fees, tee prizes, shirt, lunch on the course, and social dinner buffet)
  • Special Recognition: Sponsor Sheet, NLWC Newsletters, Website, and Membership Brochure
  • Day of tournament, company sign displayed

$1,000 Silver Wrestling Major Decision Sponsor

  • 2 Complimentary Golfers (includes carts, greens fees, tee prizes, shirt, lunch on the course, and social dinner buffet)
  • Special Recognition: Sponsor Sheet, NLWC Newsletters, Website, and Membership Brochure
  • Day of tournament, company sign displayed

$500 Bronze Wrestling Takedown Sponsor

  • 1 Complimentary Golfer (includes carts, greens fees, tee prizes, shirt, lunch on the course, and social dinner buffet)
  • Special Recognition: Sponsor Sheet, NLWC Newsletters, Website,  and Membership Brochure
  • Day of tournament, company sign displayed

$250 Hole Sponsor

  • Special Recognition: Sponsor Sheet, NLWC Newsletters, Website, and Membership Brochure
  • Day of tournament, company sign displayed

$100 Wrestling Escape Sponsor

  • Special Recognition: Sponsor Sheet, NLWC Newsletters, Website, and Membership Brochure

Make an Online Sponsorship Below

Donations to the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club are tax deductible. However, tax law requires us to estimate the value of goods or services that have been rendered to you in return for your contribution, and to remind you that your contribution is deductible only to the extent that it exceeds what we have provided. The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club is a tax-exempt, charitable, educational organization [IRS code Sec 501 (c)(3)]. The NLWC Tax I.D. # is 251408517.

After you complete your on-line sponsorship, we will follow-up to give you the estimate for the taxable amount of your sponsorship donation. In addition, we will send you a detailed receipt and confirm your business name/logo for the listing of sponsors. Depending upon your sponsorship amount, you will also be entitled to a number of complimentary golfers. In such case, we will also contact you to obtain the names, handicaps, and shirt sizes of your golfers, and to confirm a tee time for your group.  Available tee times can be seen on the Club's website under EVENTS/REGISTRATION, hover over NLWC GOLF CLASSIC, and click on Registration.  

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