MLB Continues to Support THON

THON may currently be in their fundraising off-season, but that doesn’t mean that the fundraising For The Kids has stopped.  Both the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted games to benefit THON in the past week.

The Phillies hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 3rd and had Penn Staters showing off their diamonds throughout Citizens Bank Park.  The Pirates hosted the San Diego Padres on August 10th and had three different seating options available with anywhere from $3-$10 benefiting THON.

The Pirates will also host the Padres again this Sunday, August 12th in another game giving THON-ers the opportunity to benefit their cause.  The Pirates game on August 10th also served as the “Stand Up to Cancer” night at PNC park, a charity that “is a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now,” according to the Pirates website.

If you missed these opportunities and are still looking for a way to have fun for a good cause, head out to Hershey Park on September 15th for a day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Four Diamonds fund.

Tickets can be purchased by August 27th on at a discounted price.  These are all great ways to stay involved with THON outside of State College, but don’t forget to come up with your own ideas for the last weeks of summer. Remember, cancer doesn’t take the summer off!

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Mara Kern

Mara is a senior majoring in public relations with a minor in business. She is from Cranberry Twp., PA and enjoys blogging, cats, tweeting, and not wanting to graduate.

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