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SAAB Mr. & Ms. Student-Athlete Pageant: What’s Not to Like?

Love Penn State athletics, live music, and THON? Looking for something to do after the THON 5K on Sunday? Come see your favorite Penn State student-athletes at the Mr. & Ms. Student-Athlete Pageant on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Proceeds will go towards THON, and attendees will be treated to a live performance by My Hero Zero as part of the pageant.

Representatives from Penn State football, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s gymnastics, baseball, and cheerleading, among other teams, will compete. Participants will be judged in formal wear, a Q&A session, and will have to perform a talent. They will be judged by former Penn State athletes as well as various presidents of student organizations, including Atlas and Penn State PRIDE.

“This is the largest amount of participants that we’ve ever had,” said SAAB THON Chair Kristen Rodman on this year’s event. “We’re really trying to get SAAB’s name out there, and this fundraiser still has a lot of room to grow.”

Unlike most THON organizations, SAAB is not able to go canning, so they must rely on alternative fundraisers like the Mr. & Miss Student-Athlete Pageant. As a result, SAAB has put a great deal of effort into making this event as big as it can be.

“The pageant has been one of our largest fundraisers in the past, and we are looking to really expand outside of athletics this year,” said SAAB Entertainment Liaison Perri Hammershlag. “In the past, the audience is filled with the teammates of the performers, but this year we have really tried to promote the pageant to other THON organizations.”

Tickets will be sold today and tomorrow at the HUB (first floor) for just $4.99, or you can pick up your tickets at the door on Sunday for $7.50. Come out and support SAAB For The Kids!

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John Tecce

John is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He currently serves as the President of the Paternoville Coordination Committee and as a THON Chair for Nittany Nation. He tweets a lot.

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