The Youngstown State University Penguin Club and Covelli Enterprise will hold the 26th Annual Penguin Club Scholarship Ring Banquet on Tues., Feb. 23, at 6:00 p.m. at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.
Each year the Ring Banquet celebration highlights the tremendous accomplishments of the Penguin student athletes, coaches and contributors.
This year, David C. Deibel, president of Boardman Steel, will be honored as the 2016 Penguin of the Year. As a graduate of Youngstown Sate University and a current member of the Board of Trustees, Deibel’s passion for YSU is unquestioned.
“He is constantly trumpeting the cause for Youngstown State and our valley, and we are extremely grateful for his unwavering commitment and dedication.” Ronald Strollo, executive director, of athletics said.
“He epitomizes what it means to be ‘Penguin Proud’ and we are very happy that he is part of our Penguin family,” Strollo added.
Deibel graduated from Ursuline High School and earned his engineering degree at YSU. His father, Jerry, founded Boardman Steel in 1963. David assumed the position as owner and president in 1999.
Deibel was an integral part of the YSU Stadium campaign, is a past president of the YSU Penguin Club, and a member of the YSU Ice Castle Scholarship Fund, and a major supporter of the YSU Philosophy Society.
For more information on: table reservations, individual tickets, to sponsor a student-athlete dinner, to purchase an autographed football, or place an advertisement in the program, visit http://ysusports.com/penguin_club.
Reservations are due by Wed., Feb. 10 and can be made by calling 330-941-2351.