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State College Once Again Named ‘City Of THON’

State College Mayor Ezra Nanes once again declared State College the “City of THON” for the 46 hours dancers will stand between February 17 to 19.

The mayor’s declaration is the ninth time the State College borough will change its name in honor of THON. The tradition began in 2015 by former State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham.

Nanes issued the proclamation Monday evening at the Borough Council meeting. The name change will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 17, and last until 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 19.

“THON has raised more than $200 million since 1977 for the Four Diamonds at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital,” the proclamation reads. “Last year alone, THON raised $13,756,374.50; and, whereas, thanks to THON, the Four Diamonds and the Penn State Health Children’s Hospital recruits world-class talent to continue innovative research benefiting children worldwide.”

The annual dance marathon kicks off on Friday, February 17, at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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