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Courtesy photo Colleen DeLeo, co-owner of DeLeo Games (left) and Lynn Wheland, of Miele Manufacturing (right) present Skills of Central PA President/CEO Val Barner with a check for $5,000. This donation is part of pre-event funds raised in preparation for the 17th Annual EF “Pat” Houser Golf Tournament, benefiting the Skills Foundation, which will take place on August 22.

STATE COLLEGE – A generous donation has been received for the upcoming 17th Annual EF “Tap” Houser Golf Tournament, benefiting the Skills Foundation.

A grant from Miele Manufacturing Inc. of Williamsport, combined with a matching donation from DeLeo Games of Altoona, has increased funds raised to date for the Skills Foundation by $5,000.

The tournament, which takes place Monday, August 22, at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, annually benefits the Skills Foundation, as teams of four compete in a “Scuffle” format competition.

The Skills Foundation supports the mission of Skills of Central PA by providing funds to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and serious mental health issues throughout Central Pennsylvania.

Through donations such as those from Miele Manufacturing and DeLeo Games, Skills is able to purchase specialized equipment, develop and launch new programs, and provide Skills-supported individuals with assistive technology devices. Funds raised by the Skills Foundation help provide essential medical and dental services to people who cannot receive them through traditional funding sources.

The generosity of Miele Manufacturing and DeLeo Games is remarkable, as the Skills Foundation plans to build on this foundation and add to the total funds raised on tournament day.

Several raffles and auctions will take place on August 22, and golfers can still register to take part in the big event by visiting www.skillsof

centralpa.org/upcoming-events/ or by calling 814-932-4040.

Miele Manufacturing provides quality contract manufacturing for world leaders such as Pace-O-Matic and TouchTunes. Its 68,000 square foot headquarters in Muncy is a state-of-the-art manufacturing and operating facility.

DeLeo Games offers a variety of entertainment and retail items for business and home, including pool tables, darts, ATMs, jukeboxes, arcade games, pinball machines and more.

The tournament’s namesake, Pat Houser, was a Bellefonte businessman who excelled in the vending and real estate industries. He has been involved in many local charities and civic organizations. He was one of the founding members of Skills Inc. and would be very proud of how Skills has grown to help so many people less fortunate than himself.

Skills of Central PA provides support to transitioning adults and youth living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Whether at home, at work or in the community, Skills helps people live their daily lives and is committed to providing choices that promote independence and improve all aspects of life for people who need support at home, at work and in the community.

Skills also hires team members who want to have a rewarding impact on the lives of others. Learn more by visiting www.SkillsOf


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