PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

THON 2017 Raises $10,045,478.44 For The Kids

After a year of creative fundraising when THON announced canning would be phased out, THON Weekend 2017 finished by announcing that $10,045,478.44 was raised For The Kids.

When last year’s total dropped significantly, many volunteers were disappointed. As THON’s fundraising model transitions away from canning, it’s encouraging to see an increase in this year’s total.

This is especially fitting with this year’s THON theme, “Igniting Hope Within.” The incredible progress THON volunteers made this year ignites hope within the organization for a brighter future even without this traditional fundraising staple.

Of course any amount of money raised For The Kids is cause for celebration, as it’s a testament to Penn State students’ dedication to Four Diamonds families. The 703 dancers stood for 46 hours through musical performances, the Pep Rally, and all 46 line dances — all to support the fight against pediatric cancer.

If you’re ready to relive THON 2017 already, jump over to our live blog for all the juicy details on every time OPP mopped the floor of the BJC. Follow along with us for more on fundraising totals from the top individual organizations as they are announced.

About the Author

Elissa Hill

Elissa is a junior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

Comments

More by Elissa

‘Paterno’ Nominated For Two Emmy Awards

Tune in for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards September 17 to see how “Paterno” fares against the competition.

Skeller Replacement Best We Could’ve Hoped For

Recent Graduates Highlight Alumni Council Appointees

Athletics

Reports: Tony Carr To Begin Professional Career In Italy

Tony Carr might have to wait a little longer than he had hoped to make his NBA debut.

Penn State Hockey’s Aarne Talvitie Showcases At Devils Development Camp

Penn State Hoops Releases 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule

Forward Abdou Tsimbila Commits To Penn State Hoops

Penn State Volleyball Trio Representing U.S. At Pan-American Cup

Student Life

Penn State Student Dies Of Allergic Reaction To Peanuts

Max McGlinchey had just finished his freshman year studying finance.

Freshman 101: On-Campus Life

Student Farm To Commemorate Summer Solstice With Second Annual Celebration

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Indigo Closes, Future Plans For Nightclub Space Await

Indigo Nightclub announced that it would be closing following Arts Fest, but it doesn’t sound like the Hotel State College bar space would be empty for long

Playa Bowls To Open State College Location

Famous on the Jersey Shore for its brightly colored bowls and smoothies, Playa Bowls’ menu includes everything from açai and pitaya bowls to fresh juices.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Doggie’s Rathskeller And Garden Opens With Hopes Of Returning To Its Roots

The All-American Rathskeller is no more and Doggie’s Rathskeller and Garden is officially in business — opening with its “sneak peak” at the new bar Thursday afternoon in time for Arts Fest.

Send this to a friend