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THON Night Heads to Philly After PSU Game

Update: We were able to get in contact with THON Public Relations Overall Joni Rommel regarding the scheduling conflict. She had this to say: “The Philadelphia Phillies originally contacted the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group about hosting THON Night at one of their games.  We are extremely grateful for their generosity and support, however THON has absolutely no input about the date that was chosen.  Although THON Night at the Phillies Game does fall on the same day as the first home Penn State Football game, we are confident that THON supporters will still be enthusiastic about this opportunity, whether they are at Citizens Bank Park or watching the game in State College.”

With last month’s THON Night at the Pirates Game being such a rousing success, the Penn State Dance Marathon is at it again, allowing the Keystone State’s other baseball team to help support the cause with THON Night at the Phillies game.

On September 4th, the Phils will take on the Milwaukee Brewers and proceeds from online ticket sales to the game will be donated to THON. You can follow this link to buy your tickets online. Make sure to follow the instructions and type “THON” in as your promotional code at check-out or your purchase will go for naught. Make sure to grab your seats quick though because only tickets bought before this Wednesday (August 4th) can help the cause!

You may have found the date of the game familiar. That is because it is also the date of the football team’s season opener against Youngstown State. But have no fear, things will work out! The football game starts at noon meaning JoePa’s boys will be up on the Penguins 28-3 by 1:00 p.m. Google Maps tells us that the trip from Beaver Stadium to Citizens Bank Park is only 3 hours and 48 minutes. Taking traffic and parking into account, you should be able to get a hot dog and find your seats just in time to see the 7:05 p.m. first pitch.

So if you are up for an all-sports, all-Penn State, all-FTK day, get out to the stadium AND the ballpark on September 4th and take in a great day of games.

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Dan Vecellio

Dan is a graduate student in meteorology, hailing from Bradford, Pennsylvania. His interests include sports, Penn State and commons cheesesteaks. Feel free to contact me through my email or follow me on Twitter.

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