Sponsorship

2018 Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Golf Classic Sponsorship

****The Golf Classic is again being held at the 4.5 star Toftrees Championship Golf Course this year!***

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Dear Wrestling Fan,

The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club (NLWC) would like to invite you to participate as a sponsor for the 2018 NLWC Golf Classic on Friday Afternoon (12:30 p.m. start), September 7 at the Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA.

We've selected the Sept. 7 date to work around USA Wrestling's 2018 World Championships training camp schedule.  We hope this date makes it possible for the majority of our wrestlers and coaches and hopefully all of our sponsors and golfers to attend.  We are again fortunate this year to be hosting our tournament at the Toftrees Golf Resort which 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.

This annual golf tournament has been one of the NLWC’s primary fund-raising activities for the past 24 years, and we greatly appreciate your support! Proceeds from the NLWC Golf Classic cover training expenses for NLWC Resident Athletes. This enables the NLWC to bring top international wrestlers to live and train in Central PA. In addition, participation in the tournament provides the opportunity to spend a fun afternoon with NLWC wrestlers, coaches, friends, and fans of wrestling.

As a 2018 NLWC Golf Classic sponsor, you will enjoy many benefits, including complimentary golfer registration(s) based on the level of sponsorship you choose. The tournament has a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. 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 one of 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 $175/golfer. Cart, greens fees, lunch on the greens, social and dinner buffet following golf, shirt, and plenty of great team and door prizes are all included!

We hope that you will consider sponsoring the 2018 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. Click HERE for the Sponsorship form or see below to register online.

Yours in wrestling, Dave Hart, NLWC Golf Classic Director (814-574-7799) or davehart3@verizon.net

About the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club

The Nittany Lion Wrestling Club’s goal is to be the premier wrestling club in the United States! The NLWC has been designated as a U.S. Olympic Regional Training Center and conducts practices in the Penn State Wrestling Room in the Lorenzo Wrestling Complex.

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 2017-18 Season are Nico Megaludis, Josh Rodriguez, Jordan Conaway, Franklin Gomez, Ben Provisor, David Taylor, and Riley Lefever. These wrestlers are former NCAA National Champions and All-Americans and are some of the top athletes in the world. For the upcoming season, the NLWC may also add some additional wrestlers to the Resident Athlete roster. The NLWC is very proud to be represented by these fine young men, 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 our sponsors for their support at the 2017 Golf Classic! It was great event, and an excellent fund-raiser (raising approximately $40,000) for the Club. We sincerely hope that all who participated had a good experience and are excited about sponsoring again for the 2018 tournament. If you know of any other individuals (or businesses) who are wrestling fans and might want to support the tournament, please pass this information on to them or give their information to us, and we will send them information on the 2018 Golf Classic. Thanks so much for your help!

Platinum Grappler Sponsors ($5,000):

Family Clothesline, Galen Dreibelbis, Team Shanfelter, & Wienken Wealth Management

Golden Wrestler Fall Sponsors ($2,500):

Central Penn Nursing Care-Marty Strayer, Decker Tape Products, Inc.-Jack Decker, Mortgage Network, Inc.-Chris Blanchard, & Vicus Capital-Edward Dare

Silver Wrestling Major Decision Sponsors ($1,000):

Bedminster Excavation-Gerry Smith, David Patillo & Associates, DDG, Inc.-Dru Goodman, DuffPro Contracting-Andy Duff, Tom Goulionis, Martin & Suhey Orthopedics, Kim & Bob Nielsen, & Joe Stach 

Bronze Wrestling Takedown Sponsors ($500):

Dick's Sporting Goods, Pennoni Associates, Inc.-Perry Schram, Pennsylvania Wrestling Newsmagazine-Joe Baranik, Romesburg Construction, Inc.-Brian Romesburg, & Wasson Insurance Agency-Dave Wasson

Hole Sponsors ($250):

AgChoice Farm Credit-Nathan Meiser,  College Heights EXXON, Days Inn Penn State, First Citizens Community Bank, First National Bank of PA, Gregg Henry, In Memory of Edwin M. Poorman-Donna Poorman, In Memory of Wrestling Fan James Fisher (sponsored by Terry & Judy Chandler), KBB Realtors-Larry Walker, Megaludis Financial-Dan Megaludis, Miller, Kistler, & Campbell-Dick Campbell, Pennsylvania Wrestling Round-Up, Resilite Sports Products, Inc.-Paul Gilbert, & WIN Magazine

Wrestling Escape Sponsors ($100):

Applebees, Bruce Balmat, Dawn & Bill Winterburn, Dick DeWalt, Patrick Funari, & Nature's Cover

Contributors:

Appalachian Outdoors, Calkins Buick GMC Subaru-Burnham, PA, Carnegie Inn and Spa, Harpers-Downtown State College, Milwaukee Tools, Rapid Transit Sports-Downtown State College, Restek, Beer Belly's, Simply Health Salt Spa, The Branch & The Vine-Downtown State College

And Special Thanks:

Blaise Alexander Dealership for the Donation of 4 Vehicles as Hole-In-One Prizes


2018 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
  • 4 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

Door Prizes – Contributions of gift certificates and/or merchandise to be given as door prizes to golfers on the day of the tournament.

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


Make an Online Sponsorship Below

If you make an online sponsorship, your contribution is 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 do your on-line sponsorship, we will follow-up with you 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 obtain the names, handicaps, contact information, and shirt sizes of your golfers.

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