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Paul H. Rooney, Jr., Named Chairman of 2001 Golf Classic

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (March 22, 2001) - Paul H. Rooney, Jr., of Williamsport, Regional President and Senior Vice President of Sun Bancorp, will be the chairman of the 2001 CNA Little League Golf Classic on July 30 at the Williamsport Country Club, Little League President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Keener announced today.

"Every year, our community looks forward to the CNA Little League Golf Classic," Mr. Rooney said. "The Golf Classic is one of the ways we are able to showcase the Williamsport/Lycoming County area, and is an excellent way to lead into the expanded Little League World Series. I am honored to be this year's chairperson and wish to thank CNA for lending its support to this event."

In recent years, Baseball Hall of Famers Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry and Bob Feller have attended the Golf Classic. Another frequent golfer in the tournament is former Pittsburgh Pirates star Bill Mazeroski, who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Aug. 5 in Cooperstown, N.Y. The tournament annually features more than 30 former Major League Baseball players. More than 160 golfers and former Major Leaguers will take to the links this year in the 15th edition of the Golf Classic.

Mr. Rooney has been with SunBank since April 1999. He is the treasurer and 2001 Campaign Chairman for the Lycoming County United Way, and is Second Vice Chairman of the Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce. He is also treasurer of the Lycoming County Recreational Authority, Assistant Treasurer of the Susquehanna Council of Boy Scouts, board member of the Penn College Foundation, and member of the Lycoming County Capital Campaign Review Committee.

The CNA Little League Golf Classic is the first major Little League event of mid-summer, leading up to the Little League World Series in which 16 teams of 11-12 year olds from around the world compete for the title of World Champion. The 2001 Little League World Series, expanded from the traditional eight teams, will be played Aug. 17-26 at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and a yet-to-be-named second stadium now under construction in South Williamsport.


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