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THON To Host Second White Out Pep Rally

THON is still more than a month away, but the world’s largest student-run philanthropic event is already calling for White Out conditions for the weekend.

For the second year in a row, THON’s pep rally will be a White Out with the help of the Alumni Association.

Before last year’s pep rally, 12,000 white t-shirts were handed out in the crowd as a surprise. The shirts were courtesy of the Alumni Association and made by all-time great running back Ki-Jana Carter’s marketing firm.

This year, shirts will again be handed out to students in attendance at the pep rally, but anyone can also buy one in advance for $15 on the online THON store with all proceeds being FTK. If you want your shirt in time for THON weekend, you’ll need to purchase it by January 26.

“THON has been part of the Penn State experience for more than 40 years and its impact inspires Penn State alumni,” Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford said in a release. “The work of THON volunteers and alumni that support this effort swell thy fame of dear old State. The Alumni Association is proud to partner with THON and play a role in the fight to end childhood cancer.”

For the n00bs, THON’s pep rally is when athletes of various teams dance on stage and are judged by a panel of celebrity-Penn Stater judges. Last year, men’s gymnastics earned its third-straight pep rally title with a stunning performance that featured their typical acrobats and just a little Footloose. They’ll be hoping to make it four in a row next month.

We dance in 35!

Editor’s note: This post originally said that you need to buy your White Out shirt in advance of the pep rally. After this post was published, THON clarified that shirts would still be handed out before the pep rally like last year, and the online sale was geared toward alumni.

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s managing editor, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a senior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. If you want to hear the story or are bored and want to share prequel memes, follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter or email him at [email protected] All other requests and complaints should be directed to Onward State media contact emeritus Steve Connelly.

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