Golf Outing Raises $34,000 for Memorial Scholarship

By Steve Harmic, Penn State DuBois

DUBOIS – The totals are in for the Jordan Andrulonis Memorial Golf Tournament, and the event raised $34,000 to help Penn State DuBois students fund their education.  Specifically, the money raised at the tournament benefits the Jordan Andrulonis Trustee Scholarship at Penn State DuBois. 

Endowed this summer, The Jordan Andrulonis Trustee Scholarship is available to any undergraduate student who is enrolled or plans to enroll at Penn State DuBois who has a financial need.   Jordan’s mother, Betty McFadden Freemer and her husband, Mark Freemer, both of DuBois, established the scholarship in memory of Jordan, who drowned at Treasure Lake in September of 2009.  He was an engineering major and dean’s list student at Penn State DuBois and was a member of the campus wrestling team. 

The Freemers also organized the golf tournament, which was held on Aug. 10 at the DuBois Country Club.  Like Andrulonis, they are both alumni of Penn State DuBois, and Mark is the chair of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students campus fundraising campaign.  They saw the golf tournament as an opportunity to raise scholarship money to help make a higher education more accessible to all students.

“It was a fabulous day,” said McFadden Freemer. “We had 107 golfers, 120 dinner guests, and we raised $34,000 for a fantastic cause and we had a great time doing it. I am thrilled that we are helping Penn State DuBois students with their college education.”

McFadden Freemer said the day also provided comfort for those close to Andrulonis.  She said, “It was also a day of healing for Jordan’s friends and family.  There was a 90 percent chance of rain that day.  Instead, the sun was shining more than we saw clouds.  Then during dinner it did rain long enough to finish the day with a beautiful rainbow that was vibrant end to end.  It was a blessing.”

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