Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



BJC Crowd Bonds By Making A Sandwich Together, Helping Trigger $20,000 Subway Donation

This year at THON, the crowd helped construct a fake sandwich for reasons no one quite understood. What compels someone to do such a thing in an arena full of exhausted students? The answer: $20,000.

Large cut-outs of bacon, lettuce, tomato, and two slices of bread were spread out among the stands and students were told to “put the sandwich together.” Coming from all sides of the arena, the sandwich pieces found each other in section 107, where Delta Upsilon and Delta Gamma had the honor of putting the sandwich together.

An action shot of the sandwich coming together in real time.

Although this activity seemed quite arbitrary, it was followed by a twenty-thousand dollar donation from Subway’s “Cookie That Cares” campaign. For each rainbow cookie Subway sold, they pledged to donate twenty-five cents towards THON, up to twenty-thousand dollars. So, Penn Staters really must’ve hit it out of the park.

Personally, I think it would’ve been better if the people who found the pieces all got free sandwiches, but we can’t win them all I suppose. With 46 hours to fill we are bound to run into peculiar activities such as this and it surely this will not be the last.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Corrin Smucker

Corrin is double majoring in Spanish and Public Relations here at Penn State and is minoring in International Business. She is always excited to share with readers all Penn State has to offer, and what makes it the greatest school on the East Coast (or even the nation).

Kaden Saunders Emerging As Versatile Asset For Penn State Football

The redshirt freshman has seen increased reps at wide receiver and punt returner this season.

El Jefe’s Taqueria Raises Over $31K During THON Fundraiser

Over 2,400 customers headed to El Jefe’s Tuesday as part of its 20-hour THON fundraiser.

‘Team Chemistry Is At 100’: Penn State Men’s Soccer Locked In After Big Ten Opener

Coming off another conference win, the Nittany Lions emphasized the importance of having each other’s backs in the midst of the Big Ten slate.

Follow on Another Platform
Other posts by Corrin

Students To Show Off Research At Undergraduate Exhibition

The program includes oral presentations, performances, and traditional posters from students representing a number of Penn State campuses.

2019 Homecoming Court Nominations Now Open

How To Spice Up Your Dining Hall Experience