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Chapter Dinner and Keynote Speaker Featuring: Lou Prato, Penn State's Unofficial Sports Historian

Please join the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter for an evening with author, professor, broadcast news executive and Penn State's unofficial sports historian, Lou Prato. 

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 6:00pm Hors D'oeuvres, followed by 7:00pm Banquet Dinner
Where: Coppola's Ristorante, 4167 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Cost: $29 for Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter members and $34 for non-members. Price includes tax, gratuity, and hot beverages. Cash bar available.
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Entrées (choose one): Chicken Scallopini ala Marsala, Stuffed Filet of Sole with Deviled Crabmeat, or Baked Eggplant Rollatini
RSVP: Please reserve your seat by April 13, 2016.
Reservations Please see below for Signup with the online paypal form or Mail-In form
Contact: E-mail psumhv@gmail.com with any questions.                                                                                   

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About Lou Prato:
Lou Prato is a veteran journalist and one-time college professor and broadcast news executive who has written hundreds of articles on sports and the media for various national and local magazines and newspapers in a journalism career that spans more than 60 years. He has covered Penn State football periodically for print, broadcast, and the internet since his undergraduate days at Penn State in the mid-1950s when Joe Paterno was still an assistant coach. Even while working full time in broadcast news in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, and Dayton or as a professor of journalism at Wayne State, Northwestern, and Penn State, Prato wrote about Penn State football. In 2000 he was hired by Penn State to help organize and start the Penn State All-Sports Museum and in 2001 he became the museum’s first director, retiring from that position at the end of 2005. Prato is now regarded as Penn State’s unofficial sports historian and is a contributing writer for Blue White Illustrated, a magazine and website dedicated to Penn State football fans. Prato is the author of seven books on Penn State football, including The Penn State Football Encyclopedia, the definitive history of Nittany Lions’ football; What It Means to be A Nittany Lion co-authored with Scott Brown; the Penn State Football VaultGame Changers: The Greatest Plays in Penn State Football HistoryBad Rad: Football Nomad, co-author of the autobiography of  Dan Radakovich, Penn State’s first linebacker coach the father of Linebacker UWe Are Penn State: The Remarkable Journey of the 2012 Football Team; and 100 Things Penn State Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die (published in August 2016). Lou and his wife Carole, the former Carole Harpster of Burnham, PA,  have been going to Penn State football games together since 1955, and Prato says Carole was a Penn State fan long before him.