7/22- Nittany Nation Report: Nittany Lions Turn to Diamond

Nittany Lions' linebacker Glenn Carson and safety Jesse Della Valle have traded in Penn State blue and white for State College Spikes red and blue.

The duo is part of the team's game day intern crew, getting some real-world experience to back up their advertising/public relations majors.

"You gotta bring the fans in. And when they're here, we gotta make sure that they're having a good time at the park," Carson says.

Every game brings something a little different for Carson and Della Valle.
Evenings start with welcoming fans to the park.
From there, they take part in different promotions between innings, including the mascot race, pizza giveaways, and human bowling.

"I mean it doesn't even seem like a job sometimes," Della Valle says. "It's a lot of fun."

"It's really enjoyable seeing fans come in and really enjoy themselves," Carson adds.

As for how they're doing on the staff, Spikes general manager Jason Dambach sees the teamwork they've built on the football field on display in this different line of work.

"It's actually a very important part of our game-night experience here," Dambach says. "And we wouldn't be able to entertain fans or put on the kind of show that we would like without guys like Glenn and Jesse and everybody else on our Spikes squad."

Other Penn State players are getting in on the intern action this summer, too.
They include Stephen Obeng-Agyapong with a software firm in State College and Daquan Jones at the Spring Township Police Department. 

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