PSI Palooza Sets Scholarship Fundraising Record

Palooza 1The PSI Chapter set a new fundraising record for its academic scholarship program at its PSI Palooza event, held Oct. 23 in Chicago. The event’s success will allow PSI to award $2,000 scholarships to nine students in 2020, beating its previous record of eight scholarships given in 2019 and 2018.

PSI Palooza, held at Lucky Strike Chicago, combined the chapter’s fundraising efforts with a variety of social activities, including a bowling tournament, billiards, ping pong, and a networking lounge area. The bowling tournament featured nine teams, with a combined team of bowlers from Midland Davis Corp. and Green Bay Packaging winning the tournament. The winning team included Michael Davis, Ashley Gruett, Ryan Larson, Wendy Larson, and Matt Reynders.

Palooza 3This year’s event also raised funds through corporate sponsorships and individual registrations for the tournament’s networking and other activities. PSI thanks the following sponsors for their generous support:

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Balcones Resources, Casella, CellMark, Closed Loop Partners, Greif, Harmon Recycling, Midland Davis Corp., Pioneer Industries International, Potential Industries Inc., Pratt Industries, Recycling Management Systems (RMS), Texas Recycling, Waste Management, and WestRock.

GOLD SPONSORS: Coastal Wire Co., Graphic Packaging International, Miami Waste Paper, Mid America Paper Recycling, PADNOS, Quincy Recycle, Sonoco, Steinert, Van Dyk Recycling Solutions, and Western Pacific Pulp & Paper

SILVER SPONSORS: Consolidated Scrap Resources, Fire Rover, Friedman Recycling Cos., G&T Trading International Corp., Recycling Today Media Group, and Wilmington Paper Corp. 

BRONZE SPONSORS: Dixie Pulp & Paper Inc., Fr. Meyer’s Sohn, and Storelli Recycling Co.

"The PSI Chapter is sincerely grateful to all of this year’s sponsors for supporting the academic dreams of PSI members’ children,” says Scholarship Committee Chair Nini Krever of Wilmington Paper Corp. “Thanks to their generosity, PSI can award a record nine scholarships next year, helping even more students achieve their higher-learning dreams.”

Photos courtesy of Megan Quinn/Scrap Magazine.

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