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State College Quarterback Club 2021 Membership


We are thrilled to tell you the State College Quarterback Club (the “Quarterback Club”) will be returning to in-person weekly Wednesday events this Fall. Once again, we will be able to join and socialize with our fellow Quarterback Club members in the Mount Nittany Club. We missed everyone and cannot wait to get back together again. To those who joined and participated in our virtual weekly events last year, thank you for your support during a difficult time for everyone.

The Quarterback Club is very excited to see the 2021 Nittany Lions in action this season. Please join us to hear insights from Head Coach James Franklin, the players, and others.</div>

As the official Penn State Football booster club, we invite you to join/renew your membership to the Quarterback Club to help continue our support of Penn State Football. Then join us throughout the season at our Wednesday weekly events. Your membership linchpins our financial support to the players, coaches, and staff.

The 2021 season will kick-off at noon against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, September 4

Our first weekly event will be held Wednesday, September 1<sup>st</sup> in the Mount Nittany Club of Beaver Stadium. Doors open at 11:00 am with access via Stadium Gate B, and for individuals who are handicapped, access will be available through the All Sports Museum entrance. BJC catering will again provide the buffet style lunches. Our weekly program begins at approximately 11:50 am, moderated by Steve Jones.  The event will be held each Wednesday (except October 13th due to the bye week) with the last event scheduled for November 24<sup>th</sup>. However, should we win the Big 10 East and play in the BIG 10 Championship Game, we will add an additional weekly event for December 1<sup>st</sup>. Please click the link below to read the document which describes the procedures to be followed when attending each weekly event.

SCQB Club 2021 Event Procedures

Depending on availability, two football players will join Steve Jones on stage for a discussion to gain insight into the upcoming football game from the players’ perspective. Following a photograph with the week’s corporate sponsor, Coach Franklin will take to the stage for an exclusive interview with Steve Jones for lively analysis of the upcoming game. Plus, you will have the opportunity to ask both the players and Coach Franklin questions. Other special guests and staff may join us as well.

Regarding the Covid-19 virus, the Quarterback Club will follow the mask wearing protocol for indoor activities established by the Centers for Disease Control and followed by Penn State University. Therefore, anyone attending a weekly event who has not been fully vaccinated is required to wear a mask when inside the Mount Nittany Club or the All Sports Museum.

The Quarterback Club membership levels and dues will remain the same as they were in 2019 and are as follows:

$100.00 – for Individual Membership – may apply for one Football Banquet ticket
$150.00 – for a Household Couple – may apply for two Football Banquet tickets
$175.00 – to join the “Coaches Circle” as an individual – may apply for two Football Banquet tickets
$200.00 – to join the “Coaches Circle” as a household couple – may apply for three Football Banquet tickets

In addition to the Football Banquet ticket options, “Coaches Circle” membership level includes prominent name recognition in the Penn State Football Banquet Program.

All membership levels include a parking pass for the weekly events.

Weekly event prices also will remain unchanged for the 2021 season. The weekly cost is $25 per member, and $30 per guest including children of all ages. Please remember, guests may only attend one weekly event per year as a non-member, and must accompany a Quarterback Club member. Due to the anticipated large turn-out of members, however, guests may not attend the first weekly event on September 1st.

We would like to thank the Penn State Athletic Department for covering the weekly parking and some facility rental costs. We appreciate the support of the Quarterback Club by Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour and the entire Athletic Department office and staff.


Join me as we look forward to the 2021 season; select a membership level that works best for you and become part of the team today.

Online Registration and Payment:

If you would like to pay for membership online using either a credit card or PayPal, please click on the following link to go to our membership page:

Membership Page

Mail application and check:

You can also download a PDF of the application form to print, fill out, and then mail with a check made payable to “The State College Quarterback Club” at the following link:

SCQB CLUB 2021 Membership Application

Please note the address to which the application forms and checks are to be mailed has changed from previous years. The new address is on the application form.

Our goal for the 2021 season is to limit membership to 750. Make sure we receive your application either on-line if paying by credit card, or through the mail if paying by check, by no later than the July 30, 2021 deadline. Membership will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. Membership cards and parking passes will be mailed approximately two weeks before the first event.

Morgan Academic Support Center Pledge:

As you know, several years ago the Quarterback Club made a $250,000 pledge to support The Morgan Academic Support Center. We are delighted to report the Quarterback Club has met its commitment and has paid that pledge in full. We were able to accomplish that goal due to the loyal support of our members as well as the contributions made directly by our members on behalf of the Quarterback Club. We sincerely appreciate it and thank you.

Make a difference. Join today! We look forward to seeing everyone on September 1st. Contact us with questions or concerns you may have via email at or visit our web site at to learn more.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Quarterback Club, thank you for your support!


Vince Dadamo, President
2021 and 2022 Football Seasons

P.S. Please mark your calendars now for the 2021 Penn State Football Banquet to be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. This special event, limited in size, highlights the entire football season and the special achievements the Football Team has accomplished.


Penn State Athletics to be at Full Capacity in the Fall

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Athletics announced a return to full capacity in Beaver Stadium and other athletics venues for the 2021-22 academic year based on the June 1 Governor’s updated guidance lifting all COVID mitigation orders.

“We are excited to welcome our 107K strong back in Beaver Stadium and full capacity at our other athletics venues this fall with the adjustments in university, local, state and CDC guidance,” said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour. “Our fans are a true home field advantage for all of our teams and the 2020-21 season was not the same without them in our venues. We are so appreciative of the tremendous support of our donors and fans, especially during these challenging times, to allow us to continue to provide our more than 800 students-athletes with the conditions they need for success!”



Quarterback Club Zoom Meeting on 12/16/2020 Open To Friends and Family

Quarterback Club Zoom Meeting on 12/16/2020 Open To Friends and Family

This weeks State College Quarterback Club Zoom Meeting on 12/16/2020 will be open to all friends and family.  Our guest speaker this week will be Jack Ham.  Here is the Zoom information to access the event:

Meeting ID: 969 7361 8857
Password: 2020
11:45 AM: Game Highlights
Noon: Special Guest – Jack Ham
12:20 PM: Special Guest – Andy Frank

2020 SCQB Club Membership Update – Sign Up Now!

I’m sure everyone is excited to hear that 2020 Penn State Football is back. I know I am looking forward seeing our Nittany Lions play starting  October 24.

Now that the schedule is out, it looks as if we are really going to have a football season! So, unless something drastically changes, the State College Quarterback Club will kick-off the season with the first of at least 9 Virtual Events featuring Coach Franklin and selected players interviewed by the voice of Penn State, Steve Jones. In addition, we expect to have special guests join our program throughout the season.

If you were considering joining this year, please sign-up within the next two weeks. We plan to conduct a practice Virtual Event on October 14, with what I am calling Week 0. Week 0 will be just to make sure all technology issues are identified, and all members will be able to link to the first full Event scheduled for October 21. You will find membership information on our website at under the tab  Membership. Please forward this email to anyone who you know that would be interested in joining us this fall.

Although we cannot be together in Beaver Stadium, we look forward to an exciting season cheering our Nittany Lions to a championship, and interacting weekly with selected players and coach Franklin by way of our Virtual Events.

It’s easy, Sign-up Now!

Mark Toniatti
President, State College Quarterback Club

Penn State All-Sports Museum and Varsity S Talk, this Friday *New time 12:15 pm*

Penn State All-Sports Museum and Varsity S Talk,  this Friday *New time 12:15 pm*

Dear Penn State All-Sports Museum Friends,

The Penn State All-Sports Museum & Varsity S Club would like to invite you to  join us, this Friday, July 10, 2020, *New Time 12:15 p.m. *

We will be joined by Fran McDermid (’93  W Swimming) and Rohan Murphy (’06 Wrestling). 

Link to register:

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Varsity-S talk: Fran McDermid (’93 W Swimming) and Rohan Murphy (’06 Wrestling). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Fran McDermid was a freestyle swimmer for the Penn State women’s swimming and diving team. She lettered all 4 years of her collegiate career, was a 9 time All-American, a two-time team captainand 4 time Big Ten Champion swimmer, the first individual Big Ten Champion from Penn State. McDermid was also a member of the 1993 World University Games swim team. She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Politics. Upon graduation, McDermid went on to be an assistant swim coach at Villanova and Penn State before pursuing her Master of Education Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2002. After obtaining her MEd, she went on to work for Skills of Central Pennsylvania and currently works for Strawberry Fields, Inc in mental health programming. At Strawberry Fields, McDermid oversees Good Day Café, a coffee shop staffed with adults with intellectual disabilities, and Scraps & Skeins, a creative re-use store that rescues and re-sells sewing, knitting, and quilting materials which offers employment and job development for men and women facing mental health challenges.

Rohan Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, was a Penn State wrestling walk-on under coach Troy Sunderland. In addition to earning his three varsity letters with the wrestling team, Murphy began participating in Paralympic weightlifting. In 2006 he won a Bronze medal in the 56 kg Junior Division of the 2006 IPC World Powerlifting Championships in Busan, South Korea lifting 281.1lbs, breaking the previous U.S. Paralympic record of 270lbs (which he set earlier that year at the Southeast Regional). That accomplishment caught the attention of Nike, and lead Murphy to be featured in Nike’s “No Excuses” campaign. Today, Murphy travels the country as a motivational speaker to young people on overcoming adversity, learning dedication, and living a life with purpose.

Please join us!

Jen Dahlke
Penn State All-Sports Museum

Penn State All-Sports Museum Varsity S Talk, June 26th at 1:30pm

Penn State All-Sports Museum Varsity S Talk, June 26th at 1:30pm

The Penn State All-Sports Museum would like to invite State College Quarterback Club members to join our Varsity S Talk

on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. the Museum will be joined by Kevin Scott (’81 M Soccer) and John Lange (’98 Wrestling).

Link to participate via zoom:

Kevin Scott was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959. He arrived at Penn State in the fall of 1977 as a walk-on for the Penn State men’s soccer team earning varsity letters all four years. Scott was team captain in 1979 and 1980, McCoy Student-Athlete of the Year in 1980-81, and part of the NCAA Senior Bowl. During his time with the team, they made the NCAA playoffs each year, with a Final Four appearance in 1979. Scott graduated in 1981 with a degree in chemical engineering, followed by a Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1985 from Georgia Tech. Upon graduation, Scott worked for DuPont based in Geneva, Switzerland, which led to assignments in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He went on to work for a few other companies before retiring as CEO of Electrolux North America in 2011. In his retirement, Scott indulges in his passion for mountain biking and is a tutor for mathematics at a large community college in Southern California.

John Lange was a Penn State wrestling letterman from 1995-98. During his time at Penn State, Lange was the U20 National Champion in 1996, Big Ten Champion in 1998 and a three-time NCAA qualifier, obtaining third place in 1998. Off the mat, he was part of the Skull & Bones Senior Honorary Society, VP of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) and was awarded the NLC True Grit Award. Lange graduated in 1998 with a degree in history. Upon graduation, Lange coached wrestling for Hofstra, North Carolina and then Eastern Michigan before moving to California to start an insurance business. Today, he works as a project manager in the home building industry. Outside of the office, Lange serves on the board of Livermore Little League.

Additions to these events are ongoing and will be updated via the Museum’s social media channels all under the handle @PSUSportsMuseum. All events are free and will be virtually streamed via the social media sites and zoom, with recordings available via social media for any who wish to watch them after their air date.

For a chance to participate in the zoom chats, registration can be found here:

Hope you can join us!

We will also be on facebook live.

Thank you

Jen Dahlke

Penn State All-Sports Museum


Penn State All-Sports Museum Varsity S Talk on Friday 6/19/2020

Penn State All-Sports Museum Varsity S Talk on Friday 6/19/2020

Dear State College Quarterback Club Members,

On Friday, June 19, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. the Museum will be joined by Bonnie (Bremner) Pettigrew (’00 W Volleyball) and Titcus Pettigrew (‘00 Men’s Basketball, Football).

Link to participate via zoom:

After decommitting to UCLA, Bonnie (Bremner) Pettigrew entered her freshman year at Penn State as a walk-on with the Penn State Women’s Volleyball team. During her collegiate career, she was a four-time All-American, two time Big Ten player of the year, two time CoSIDA All-American, and led the 1999 team to their first NCAA national championship. She graduated in 2000 with a degree in speech communications and English, with a minor in political science. Upon graduation, (Bremner) Pettigrew was set to pursue a law degree but joined the newly formed United States Professional Volleyball League (USPV). She currently heads Next Level Athletes, Inc.

Titcus Pettigrew played both basketball and football when he first entered Penn State in 1996. After his first season, Pettigrew opted to focus completely on football rather than continue as a dual-sport athlete. During his time with the football team, Pettigrew played in the Fiesta, Outback, Citrus, and Alamo bowls. He went on to graduate in 2000 with a degree in recreation park and tourism management with a minor in business. Upon graduation, Pettigrew played for NFL’s San Diego Chargers as well as the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush. He is currently an administrator for Fenwick High School.

Bonnie and Titcus met in a class taught by sports psychologist Dr. David Yukelson. The two married in 2002 and went on to have five children. They founded Next Level Athletes, Inc. to elevate and accelerate the development of young athletes in volleyball, basketball, and football.

Password: Pettigrew

Thank you Jen Dahlke

Penn State All-Sports Museum



Penn State All-Sports Museum Varsity S Talk on Friday 6/12/2020

Penn State All-Sports Museum Varsity S Talk on Friday 6/12/2020

On Friday, June 12, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. the Museum will be joined by Rob Smith (’86 Football)and Bob Szwajkos (’69 Men’s Gymnastics).                                                                                            Link to participate via zoom:

Rob Smith was an offensive lineman on Penn State’s first national championship team which defeated Georgia in the 1983 Sugar Bowl. Smith started as an offensive guard in 1984 and then as a center in 1985, lettering both years. After overcoming the loss of his father at a young age, with one year of eligibility left and declining free-agent offers with the NFL, he went on to graduate in 1986 with a degree in speech communications. Soon after graduating, he married his Penn State college sweetheart Mary Pizzella, and they had four children. Smith went on to spend his working career in the solid waste and recycling industry and most recently founded Capital Waste & Recycling Services in Columbus, OH.

Bob Szwajkos was the head manager for the Penn State Men’s Gymnastics team from 1966-1968. During that time Szwajkos functioned as floor manager under Gene Wettstone for NCAA and international meets for three years. Szwajkos graduated from Penn State in 1969 with a degree in pre-law political science and moved on to obtain his law degree from Villanova Law School in 1972. He is currently an attorney with Curtin & Heefner, LLP practicing bankruptcy law around the world. Outside of the courtroom, Szwajkos is an avid marathoner, having run 16 Full and 45 half marathons. He was a silver medalist for the 2010 Federation Games in Koln Germany. He ran Team Philadelphia, the umbrella organization for 11 LGBT sports organizations with more than 1,200 participants. The network of teams walked away with 75 medals, including 50 gold, at the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland/Akron. Szwajkos also serves as the first openly gay elected official of the Newtown Pennsylvania Borough Council.

Please join us!
Penn State All-Sports Museum

State College Quarterback Club Membership Update

I hope everyone is healthy and staying safe.
I have nothing new to report except to say that we are awaiting direction from the athletic department regarding plans for this year’s football season. Sometime around June 15, Dr. Barron will be updating the Penn State community on the plans for the summer months, and hopefully for this fall as well.
As you may have read, the NCAA stated that athletes can return to their campus on June 1. For Penn State, this will be based on directions from our Governor, and Dr. Barron.
Because of the unknown, and to keep you informed regarding our State College Quarterback Club membership process for 2020, we want to let you know what the current thinking is:
  1. We must first hear from Dr. Barron and Sandy Barbour.
  2. I will be calling a QB Club Board meeting around June 30th to determine what the Club’s plans will be for this fall.
  3. Membership applications will be accepted only after steps 1 & 2.
  4. Therefore, we do not expect to start the membership drive before the beginning of July.

I hope this helps to bring you up-to-date, and just to say I am optimistic that we will be playing football in the fall, but not sure at this time what this means for our Club.

Mark Toniatti
President, State College Quarterback Club
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