Watch THON 2017 Live - GOING ON NOW!
THON 2017 is right around the corner and while we all wish we could be at the Bryce Jordan Center February 17-19, we can still be there in spirit through their LIVE streaming feature! Starting Friday at 5:00pm(CT) and lasting until Sunday at 3:00pm(CT) you and your family are able to witness all of the excitement happening in Happy Valley from the comfort of your own couch!
Did you know?
- The Nashville Penn Staters raised more than $300 over the course of the year for THON and the Four Diamonds--WAY TO GO!
- As a group, we were able to create and send over 200 pieces of "dancer mail" to be delivered during mail call on THON weekend!
- Over 700 Penn State students are recognized as "Dancers" during #THON weekend.
- THON was first organized in 1973 by a group of students looking to add excitement to a dreary February in central Pennsylvania, and for a way to give back to the community.
- Lasting 46 hours, THON is the longest dance marathon in the U.S.
- The THON community raised over $9 million dollars last year.
If you are interested in LIVE streaming the excitement you can do so at http://thon.org/webcast during Friday, February 19 until Sunday, February 19. For all that are still interested we will still sell THON bracelets throughout the year via our online THON store (www.nashvillepennstaters.com/shop). Also, we encourage our members to contribute to the 2017 THON final total by donating at http://donate.thon.org/!
For those of you that missed it, THON and Penn State were recognized in a recent Forbes article and our Nashville alumni chapter was discussed by one of our board members! Check it out at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/elaineschattner/2017/01/31/time-for-thon-at-penn-state-how-the-worlds-largest-student-run-charity-helps-kids-with-cancer/#411f6f9d522e.