The eighth annual Bob Perks Fund tailgate party was held during the Penn State vs. Ohio State game. The event featured the game on big-screen TVs, tailgate food and a silent auction.
Proceeds benefit the Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund. Perks, who died of cancer in 2005, was a founding member of the local Coaches vs. Cancer organization and was invested in giving back to the community, as he was also a Penn State graduate and Nittany Lion fan. Perks’ wife, Doreen, started the fund in memory of her husband in 2006. The fund has raised more than $803,000 for 208 families so far.