Community Spotlight: Penn State Greater Allegheny

Community Spotlight: Penn State Greater Allegheny

McKEESPORT, PA- On October 24, 2009, the Penn State Greater Allegheny Athletic Department conducted an All-Sports Camp at Auberle in McKeesport, PA. Over 60 student-athletes and coaches volunteered in the department's first community service event of the semester, during which they instructed boys and girls ages 8-16 in baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball.

            Auberle is dedicated to the mission of caring for and healing troubled children and families throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania for over 50 years. They have been able to help thousands of children and their families through residential care, foster care, emergency shelter, in-home intervention, education and community programs. Family preservation, the reuniting of families in a positive home environment and preparing children to be responsible adults are the ultimate goals of Auberle.

            "This was a tremendous experience not only for the student-athletes, but also for our coaching staff. We were so grateful that we had an opportunity not only to share our expertise in sports, but make a difference in young person's life" said Athletic Director Jim Chester.