Matt McGloin named principal speaker at Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick banquet on March 17

For Sunday Dispatch | February 16th, 2017 1:44 pm

PLAINS TWP. — Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President Terry McMahon recently announced that former Penn State University and current Oakland Raider quarterback, Matt McGloin will serve as principal zpeaker for the 103rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet.

Currently an NFL QB with the Oakland Raiders, McGloin was the starting quarterback for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team from 2010-2012. He was the first walk-on quarterback to start at Penn State since scholarships were reinstated in 1949.

McGloin was a Pennsylvania all-state quarterback while attending West Scranton High School.

McGloin ended his career at Penn State with a school record 46 touchdowns, and ranked second in school history to Zack Mills at 513-of-894 for 6,390 yards. His career efficiency of 130.2 is the highest among players with at least 750 pass attempts.

McGloin was honored on the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Rep. Marty Flynn in 2013. Flynn cited McGloin’s “daily demonstration of grit and tenacity.” The Worthington Scranton campus of Penn State University named its baseball field after McGloin.

“His career and life story will be truly inspirational for all to hear about on March 17 at the 103rd Banquet,” said McMahon. “We are thrilled to have Matt as our guest and we know both kids and adults alike will be impressed with him and his story.”

The banquet will be held at the Woodlands and will feature a Cocktail Hour and Prime Rib Dinner with Open Bar. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are $80 for adults and $50 for guest under 21 years of age. Tickets for children 12 and under are $25.

Tickets may be purchased from any active member of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick or by stopping in the Knights of Columbus in Pittston between the hours of 7 and 9 p.m. every Thursday.


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Information provided by Patrick Bilbow