Laker Legends Scholarship Gala

The 2018 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala will be held on February 3, 2018!

Save the date of February 3, 2018 for your Laker Legends Scholarship Gala!  It’s a mid-winter Beach Bash featuring the music of Key West Express.  Put on your best “resort wear” and join us for the biggest MPS party of the year.  Flowered shirts and sundresses are appropriate.

The gala welcomes MPS alumni, current and past MPS families, and all of our Laker friends and community partners.  Celebrate this year’s Laker Legends who will be honored for their accomplishments.  The Beach Bash includes great live music, terrific food, and a chance to win some amazing prizes.  Gather your friends and fill your table! 

Money raised at the “scholarship auction” provides scholarships and financial aid to deserving students.

Join our wonderful sponsors

Make your reservations NOW!

Contact Karen Groshek at 814.824.2161 if you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor!

Information About Last Year’s Gala

The 2017 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala was held on March 4, 2017!

Kentucky Derby – Lakers Style!

Thanks to everyone who made the 2017 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala such a great success.  The capacity crowd of alumni, parents and other friends, plus the room full of roses, and great live music from Jackson Station made for a fun evening.  Many got into the theme with elaborate hats and bow ties.  One person even brought their own horse, (thanks Mr. Cooney!).

Deserving students and their families will be helped thanks to the scholarship money raised from guests and sponsors.

2018 Honorees

We will be honoring our 2018 Laker Legends:

Alumni President’s Award – Ken Regenor ‘81
Distinguished Alumni Award for Service – Sr. Joan McCabe, RSM ‘51
Distinguished Alumni Award for Career – Joseph Boesch, DDS ‘78
Laker Legends Sports Award – Bill Bengel
Laker Legend Philanthropy Award – MacDonald Illig Jones and Britton, LLP

2017 Honorees

We once again congratulate our 2017 Laker Legends:

Honorary Alumnus – Tom Guelcher
Mercy Award – Dr. Jamie Borowicz
Distinguished Alumni Award for Service – Judy Zimmerman Rosatti ‘80
Distinguished Alumni Award for Career – Major David Matteson, M.D, M.S. ‘01
Laker Legend Philanthropy Award – Louse Hufstader Courtelis ’50 & Kiki Courtelis

Read more about the 2017 honorees.
Read more about the 2016 honorees.

Enjoy this wonderful photo album from the evening from photographer Gary Laboski.

2016 Laker Legends Scholarship Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and hosts:


President’s Circle
Jim and Maryann Baldauf PNC Bank
Laker Legacy
Jim and Kathy Dammeyer Sisters of Mercy Community of New York Pennsylvania West
Green & White
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Martha Wurst Hilbert ‘55
Kim Kelly Hill ‘76 LECOM
Mercyhurst University Metz Culinary Management
Pennsylvania International Academy (PIA) Joe and Julia DeMarco Persinger ‘70
Endless Summer Forté Marketing
Marilyn Renkes ‘59  
Host Committee
Atty. Jay & Ruth Alberstadt Drs. William & Stephanie Baumgratz
Carl & Nicole Brugger Dr. Hobart Carr & Nadiya Coughenour
Ed & Patty Curtin Steve & Karen Groshek
Bill & Sheila Dwyer Grove ‘75 Kirk Kneidinger ‘87
Jessica Horan-Kunco ’89 & Ronald Kunco, Jr. Atty. Gery & Lisa Nietupski
Chuck & Janet Peters Jon ‘86 & Susan Niland Reddinger ‘89
Chris & Mary Ellen Sorce Atty. & Mrs. Norman “Buddy” Stark
Jeff & Joy Stempora Dave & Kelly Stolar
Dr. Karen Tyler Nels & Karen White
Dan & Sue Zimmerman Joe & Lisa Dobrich
Dr. Michael & Cheryl Mogavero  

There’s still room for you!

For More Information

Read more about the 2017 honorees.
Read more about the 2016 honorees.

Photos from the 2017 Gala from photographer Gary Laboski.

View our photo galleries from previous Laker Legends Gala events.