Penn State Athletes React To THON On Twitter
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.
One of the greatest times of the year to put a smile on the face for those that need it the most. #THON2017 good luck to all dancers @THON pic.twitter.com/RQHdCIRDfq
— 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.
Good luck to all of the @THON dancers this weekend and thank you for all that you do to in the fight against pediatric cancer! #WeAre #FTK pic.twitter.com/L3fNN8xbzt
— 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.
It’s @THON weekend! Good luck to all those dancing 46 hours this weekend… Don’t forget to donate to https://t.co/E2wqI8bM3D
— 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.
Good luck to big man @BigCShu71, you “Get It”! We’re so proud of u & ur dedication to serving others. Enjoy @THON! pic.twitter.com/vB0kNHXPUI
— 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.
1️⃣ more day until #THON2017! Unite with the 17,000 student volunteers and prove that #CancerCannot win. #WeAre #FTK
— Malik Golden (@MGjuice6) February 16, 2017
Graduated safety Malik Golden offered his support for the dancers and student volunteers of THON 2017.
Make a difference in the life of a child today by donating to @THON https://t.co/apiXQxEQk6 #CancerCannot pic.twitter.com/KChsagm4qW
— 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.
Best of luck to all the @THON Dancers this weekend, especially one of our own. Head MGR @GoPSUJustin will be dancing for 46 hrs. #WeAre #FTK pic.twitter.com/rfCrUyvQLq
— 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.
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