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about 2 months ago

Coach Herb Hand Visits THON for the First Time

Bobby Chen

After football coach Herb Hand posted a Vine of his first view of THON, we just had to know what his thoughts were.

 

“I’ve seen videos, but until you walk in and see, you don’t see the enthusiasm and excitement,” he said. “You don’t get it until you get it.”

Hand was on the floor after he met some Four Diamonds children at the Lasch Building. Hand said the football team gave a tour of the facilities, the locker room, and had a mini ice cream social for the kids.

His thoughts on meeting these children were, “I’m a dad, you know? There’s a lot of incredibly strong children.”

When asked to compare THON to something else, he said, “It’s a huge party. It’s awesome.” He noted that the line dance was one of the cooler things he’d seen so far.

Hand was curious about the number of total people who come in and out of the Bryce Jordan Center throughout the whole weekend. “I would imagine…it’s a real point of pride,” he said.

After the interview, Coach Hand and the rest of the offensive coaching staff went to the mezzanine level to donate $1,001 to THON after their Twitter pledge was met earlier this week.

THON - The IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the most ubiquitous event on campus, has been in existence since 1973. THON currently benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Children’s Hospital and has raised over $100,000,000 since its inception. Read more