Alumni Associations Nationwide To Host THON Watch Parties
The Penn State Alumni Association is keeping THON near and dear to its heart this weekend.
Multiple chapters will host watch parties in their respective cities this year. Whether it’s closer to Happy Valley in Philadelphia or all the way in North Carolina, several alumni chapters in big cities and small towns alike will keep their eyes on THON this weekend.
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 17
The Exchange D.C., 1719 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006
Those who attend will have a chance to donate to THON digitally and physically, and Happy Hour specials will be offered.
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 17
The Midtown, 114 S 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
The watch party will feature special pricing on drinks and appetizers. $1 from all specials will be donated to the Philadelphia chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association’s annual Liberty Bell Gala, which supports THON.
Chester County, PA
1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 17
Locust Lane Craft Brewery, 50 Three Tun Road, Malvern, PA, 19355
For those in the ~just outside Philly~ crowd, the Chester County chapter of the alumni association will hold a raffle at this watch party. Prizes include a $100 gift card to the Penn State Bookstore, and admission is free and open to the public.
Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 17
The Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Admission to the watch party is free and open to the public, but the Northwest Ohio chapter of the alumni association encourages guests to RSVP on Facebook.
2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 17
Rookie’s Sports Bar RTP, 4911 Central Park Drive, Durham, NC 27703
The watch party hosted by the Triangle, NC chapter will feature a silent auction, face painting, and plenty of entertainment like Giant Jenga, cornhole, and old-school video game machines with a suggested $10 donation at the door. All proceeds raised at the party will benefit THON.
New York City
11 a.m to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 17
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, 181 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016
The fifth annual THON watch party hosted by the New York City chapter suggests a $10 donation, which gives entrants an entry into a raffle for Penn State prizes. Food and drink specials will be available.
Central New Jersey
3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 17
Miller’s Ale House, 855 St. George’s Ave, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Central New Jersey exists? Who knew? This watch party will have drink specials and will be hosted by the Central New Jersey chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST Sunday, February 17
The Parlor Hollywood, 7250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Los Angeles chapter will offer its classic game day specials and build your own mimosas at its Boozy Brunch FTK.
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