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Your Official THON 2023 (Water) Drinking Game

It’s the most wonderful time of the spring semester: THON Weekend.

There’s nothing like a massive university putting aside everything going on in life and dedicating 46 straight hours to raising money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer. With 707 dancers and thousands of other students participating in this dance marathon, the Bryce Jordan Center will be buzzing, and it’s all For The Kids.

Standing on your feet coupled with staying awake for an ungodly amount of hours makes staying hydrated a top priority. Lucky for you, we complied a water drinking game to keep you guzzling some high-quality H2O.

  • Take a sip when the dancers stand. We’re just getting started.
  • Chug every time you hear, “DANCER RELATIONS CAPTAINS TO THE STAGE!”
  • Take a refreshing swig when the line dance is over.
  • Anytime “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus or “As It Was” by Harry Styles plays, take a sip. They’re bangers, but they’ll surely be overplayed.
  • Rip a shot if Brad Kraut or Katie Feeney hit the stage.
  • Bonus: Finish your bottle if they end up posting a TikTok about it later.
  • Take a sip anytime you hear someone say they have no idea how long they’ve been in the BJC.
  • Finish your drink if there’s any mention of Philadelphia’s lack of success in championship games. Pain.
  • Take a sip every time you hear or see “For The Kids.”
  • Chug for eight seconds (shoutout Peter Mangione) if men’s soccer wins the Pep Rally for the second straight year.
  • Drink a bottle when you eat a chicken basket. Those tenders are salty.
  • Take a sip for every “We Are” chant.
  • Take a swig every time you see the Nittany Lion.
  • Cheers with anyone you see wearing a tutu.
  • Chug for any surprise guest.
  • Shotgun with a buddy before the final THON performance.
  • Finish your drink when the dancers sit. You deserve it.

Drink (and hydrate) responsibly!

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Tobey Prime

Tobey is a senior studying broadcast journalism from Lancaster, PA. He is a major Pittsburgh sports fan and Miami Heat fanatic. When Tobey isn't writing for Onward State, you can catch him looking at photos of his pugs. Send your best insults to [email protected] or sports takes to @tobey_prime on Twitter.

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