2019 Annual Gathering


Thursday, May 23th at the Westwood Club
Guest Speaker Blair Thomas – Penn State Football & 1986 National Champion
5:45 – 9:30 PM
6200 W Club Lane, Richmond, VA 23226

Come and join fellow Penn Staters for an evening of fellowship to include great food, silent and live auctions, and a presentation from Blair Thomas. Additionally, we are fortunate to have the PSAA CEO Paul Clifford in attendance as well! Both the live and silent auctions will benefit our Student Scholarship fund, benefiting local Virginia students attending Penn State.

Blair Thomas is a native of the Philadelphia area and graduated from Frankford High School. He was a member of the 1986 Penn State National Championship football team. During his time at Penn State, Blair ran for over 1300 yards in two seasons, an accomplishment no other Penn State running back has achieved. Moreover, Blair was selected as a second team All American and drafted #2 overall. Blair spent 7 years in the NFL. He went on to coach the running backs at Temple University from 1998-2005. Currently, Blair resides with his wife and three children in King of Prussia, PA.


Tentative Schedule

5:45 – Doors open, silent auction begins, bar opens

6:30 – Welcome, buffet opens

7:15 – Presentation by Blair Thomas

8:15 – Silent auction re-opens

9:00 – Silent auction closes, Live auction begins 9:15 – Live auction ends, Silent auction results

9:30 – Closing


Buffet Menu

Salad: Caprese, Greek Pasta, Caesar

Side: Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Ratatouille, Rolls

Entree: Chicken Madeira and Grilled Sirloin

Dessert: Cookies, Brownies, Cheese Cake Bites

Drinks: Coffee, Tea, Water, and Bar: Beer, Wine and Spirits


Auction items:

  • Discounts/gift certificates to local Richmond businesses
  • Gifts and discounts to Penn State businesses
  • Penn State memorabilia including Penn State quilted pot holders & wine bag
  • Lion Statue lawn decoration
  • Elm Collection Penn State Pen
  • Mile Sanders autographed Sports Illustrated
  • Tickets to the Buffalo, Idaho, Indiana & Rutgers football games
  • Live Auction to Pitt & Michigan football games! (Seat cushion and parking included!)
  • Special Raffle for Homecoming football tickets against Purdue!
  • And more!!!

Please bring cash and check to participate in the Silent and Live Auction along with the football ticket raffle. All fundraising will go toward our Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.

Event Pricing;

  • $45 for chapter members, $55 for non-members

Auction Items, Payment, and Registration transfer questions can be directed to our Treasurer: Mark Walsh – bethelmark@gmail.com.

Click here for Chapter membership information

General event question – psurva@gmail.com


2019 Annual Gathering