Each year, scores of Penn State athletes and coaches use their social media platforms to spread the word about THON’s cause and encourage their peers as they embark on a 46-hour journey to help end pediatric cancer. This year is no different, from past lettermen to James Franklin voicing their support for THON’s dancers and student volunteers.
Take a look at what some Nittany Lions past and present had to say about THON weekend.
— Geno Lewis (@GENOALLDAY7) February 18, 2017
Former Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis — who transferred to Oklahoma for his final season of eligibility — showed Happy Valley is still on his mind even though he can’t be here to celebrate in the BJC.
— Jesse James (@JJames18_) February 17, 2017
Jesse James has long been a vocal advocate of THON — and he’s using his NFL platform to help spread its message. During the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, he sported a pair of THON-inspired custom Nike cleats against the New York Giants this past season.
— Jason Cabinda (@jasoncabinda) February 17, 2017
Jason Cabinda’s always been a vocal supporter of THON and its cause. He made an appearance on stage shortly before Joe Jonas and DNCE rocked the BJC.
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) February 17, 2017
James Franklin gave a shoutout to offensive tackle Charlie Shuman — the only representative from the football team dancing in THON this year.
— Malik Golden (@MGjuice6) February 16, 2017
Graduated safety Malik Golden offered his support for the dancers and student volunteers of THON 2017.
— Chris Hogan (@ChrisHogan_15) February 10, 2017
Super Bowl champion Chris Hogan used his platform to help spread the word about THON and fill in non-Penn Staters about its noble cause. He hasn’t tweeted anything this weekend about the event, but it’s still pretty cool to see Hogan care so much about THON. Once a Nittany Lion, always a Nittany Lion.
— PSUMBB Managers (@PSUMBBManagers) February 17, 2017
Penn State managers support one of their own. Basketball manager Justin Ascareggi is on the floor dancing for 46 hours FTK — and he’s got the whole team supporting him.