by Joan Andrews
South Hills Public Relations Specialist
with Jodie LeMaster
South Hills Webmaster
STATE COLLEGE — The Entrepreneur Club at the State College main campus of South Hills School of Business & Technology sponsored a video game tournament on Thursday, January 12, where 20 gamers battled through rounds of Halo, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. – all while raising over $650 for 2008 Business Administration—Management & Marketing (BAMM) alumnus, Mike Keller, who recently underwent a double-lung transplant.
Mike and his wife, Lisa, made a surprise visit to the fundraiser, much to everyone’s delight. He reported that his doctors are pleased with his progress, and he’s back on track for enjoying life…in moderation, of course, until full healing takes place! Mike expressed deep appreciation for the support he has received from his extended family at South Hills.
Serafino Mazza, lead organizer, said that it was rewarding to be involved in something that has such a positive effect in someone else’s life. He thanked the Entrepreneur Club team for their cooperation in putting the event together and gave a shout-out to Wegmans grocery store in State College, who also made a generous contribution of food toward the night’s festivities.
If you would like to help Mike with his enormous medical costs by making a tax-deductible donation, please visit his personal campaign page on the National Foundation for Transplants website.
First place winner of the tournament was Dan Lesher (South Hills videographer), second place went to Marshall Barto (2016 BAMM alum), and Val Sukovatitsyn (Business Administration—Accounting Class of 2017) took third place. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event.