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THON 101: Special Events

Although THON Weekend only comes once a year, the Special Events committee works to ensure that THON is present on campus in the months leading up to the big weekend.

Led by Overall Becky Mayes, the maroon-clad Special Events committee is made up of about 140 committee members and 19 captains.  The committee’s mission is to “maintain THON as a yearlong philanthropy.” Prior to THON Weekend, they accomplish this through the THON 5k, the Family Carnival, and the Road to THON Celebration. Committee members both run and decorate for events, ensuring that they are all FTK.

During THON Weekend, committee members work concession stands, sell tickets for the THON Raffle, and construct and maintain the THON Museum in the Bryce Jordan Center. Special Events also runs  Wigs For Kids, an event during THON Weekend in which select participants are given the opportunity to donate their hair on stage.

With the THON 5k and Family Carnival being such big events during the THON season, Special Events is definitely succeeding at accomplishing their mission.

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Ali Fogarty

Ali Fogarty is a senior from the suburbs of Philadelphia majoring in Public Relations and Political Science who's passionate about Netflix and everything bagels.


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