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Benchoff's life being celebrated during Spirit Day

February 02, 2005

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host Spirit Day today with ceremonies planned during the men's and women's basketball games.

The evening also will celebrate the life and accomplishments of the late John Benchoff, former Penn State Mont Alto assistant director of student affairs and basketball coach for 22 years.

The John Benchoff Scholar Athlete Award will be given at halftime of the men's game, which begins at 8 p.m. The women's game begins at 6 p.m. Both will be played in the Multipurpose Activities Center.

In the next year, the Penn State Mont Alto Alumni Society hopes to raise money to include a monetary scholarship as well, according to a news release.

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Spirit Day also will include a banner contest for student groups and organizations. In addition, the first 100 students to arrive to the game will receive a free hot dog and soda. The musical group Travel Legacy will perform at 9 p.m. in the auditorium.

Admission to Penn State Mont Alto Spirit Day is free. For more information, call 717-749-6110.

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