THON Kickoff Celebration

Story posted September 17, 2018 in CommRadio, News, THON 2019 by Mia Melchior

(STATE COLLEGE, PA) – Penn State’s IFC/ Panhellenic Dance Marathon officially kicked off its fundraising efforts this past Friday afternoon with its annual Kickoff Celebration. The celebration, which took place in the HUB, was full of fun-filled activities for those in attendance.

“The kickoff celebration is to kind of get everyone excited about THON again and to open the fundraising window for everyone to start raising money and crediting their orgs,” THON Merchandise Director Andrew Thomas said. “It’s really just about having fun and getting everyone excited about THON again,”

The event included lots of food, activities, entertainment and merchandise available to purchase. The event also had tables set up where people could learn how to get more involved in THON.

“My advice [for students looking to get involved in THON] would be to apply to be a committee member,” Andrews said. “Also join an organization that is also trying to raise money for THON. I think you get the best of both worlds and I think that’s what helps make the best THON experience.”

THON is excited for yet another successful year of fundraising and encourages everyone to attend more big events coming up.

“One of the next big ones is the 5k in mid-October,” Andrews said.


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