The Penn State Nittany Lions kicked-off the 2016 football season on Saturday, September 3rd at 3:30 PM against the Kent State Golden Flashes at Beaver Stadium. Our chapter viewed the football games at our regular home location: Milardo’s Pizzeria and Sports Pub at 3264 US-17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 (behind the Inlet Square Mall, adjacent to Applebee’s). The facility features large screen TV’s with good visibility; volume set on the PSU game so viewers can hear the game; no smoking in viewing area; and good food at a reasonable price. We were there for every PSU game day enjoying the great company, food and Lion Pride. Additional charter activities include an annual dinner. The guest speaker for the 2017 annual dinner on March 31, 2017 is Blair Thomas, an All American running back in 1989 and a proud member of the 1986 championship Penn State Nittany Lions.
Thanks to our members' generous contributions to our chapter and participation in our 50-50 raffles; we were able to provide support to our community and university. Last year we provided contributions to Myrtle Beach’s Jason/s House and Backpack Buddies.
As for our goal chapter goals this year, we are focusing on growing our membership to 200 members by June 1, 2017 from our previous year total of 181. In addition, we have focused in the past on participating in a local high school recruitment event to highlight the Penn State Aerospace Engineering Program, since South Carolina state colleges do not provide an undergraduate program in this major. We have also planned a rally to cheer on our Nittany Lion Baseball Team and promote the addition of Penn State baseball to the local Myrtle Beach region for 2017. Next spring, the team will play a spring series at the local Myrtle Beach Pelican’s Park, an event that was brokered by the chapter with Pelican’s owner, Chuck Greenberg, and team coach, and Penn State officials.
How to Join
Our fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30th of each year. Memberships ,therefore, begin July 1 of the new fiscal year. We ask that members renew their memberships at the start of each fiscal year in order to take advantage of our chapter's many benefits. To become a member of the chapter, any alumni, family member, or Nittany Lion fan can simply fill out and submit the online membership form payment of $15 for a member and an additional $10 for an additional family member. Or simply download and fill out the short form linked below, and return it with your check to Myrtle Beach Penn State Alumni Association c/o Jim Prisco; 204 North Shore Drive (Unit 836); Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.