THON 2017 Color Wars Competitions In For An Exciting Finish

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Dancer Relations committee members have been competing in a variety of challenges since October to gain points for THON’s annual Color Wars. Each member is on a particular team: Purple, Blue, Red, or Orange. Throughout THON weekend, dancers and DRCMs alike will have the chance to compete in a plethora of events in an attempt to take home the Color Wars Champions Trophy.

The last time points were announced, before Color Wars kick-off, Orange was in the lead. But Purple had a good showing that night and there are plenty of points left up for grabs so it’s anybody’s game now. This year’s competition comes with a twist, though. The overall theme is Survivor — come the end of the weekend, the color in last place will cease to exist in future THONs.

Here’s a closer look at Color Wars activities still to come throughout the weekend.

A Wanderlust themed hour will give dancers the chance to earn Color Wars points by “traveling around the world.” They can participate in activities like “Oh the Places I’ve Been,” where they’ll see how far THON has traveled, and “Around the World” where dancers receive a passport stamp for stretching at different landmarks.

Alumni Hour will celebrate past THON volunteers and their continued involvement with a Big Ten theme. Various games like football, bowling, trivia, and a photo booth with the Nittany Lion will all be available.

DRCMs can keep their dancers loose and earn points in the process with a Dancer Stretching event.

On top of the theme hours, there will be 12 “random Color Wars events” throughout the weekend that dancers can participate in to keep busy and get their team closer to the 2017 title. These events include:

Cash Cab, Are you Smarter than a DRCM?, Wheel of Trivia, Fear Factor, Cheeseball Throw, Minute to Win It, Where’s DRaldo?, Kids’ Pie A Dancer, Giant Board Games, The Amazing Race, Guess Who?, and Pokemon Go, LIVE!

Photo By: Alex Bauer
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