Author: Steve Connelly
“We don’t have a ball, but if you have a ball and want to play, go for it,” the THON Raffle attendant said.
Check out all the sights and sounds from this year’s event.
Pep Rally 2018 didn’t disappoint (not that it even could). This year’s addition was a lip sync battle — pitting the best of Penn State Athletics against each other.
Prior to THON 2018, Kristina Brackpool had never been to the annual 46-hour dance marathon before. Not only will she be in attendance for the first time, the fifth-year senior is also a dancer.
Sometimes you end up turning 21 on an unlucky night — maybe a random Monday when you have a test the next day or over summer when all you really want to do is be back in Happy Valley. Then there’s an entirely different situation: having your birthday in the middle of THON.
It’s certainly an improvement on last year, when THON kicked off without filter or a story due to an issue with getting designs approved. However compared to years past, the filter isn’t quite at the same level.
“We were honored when THON came to us about doing a special flavor,” said Jim Brown, assistant manager of creamery operations. “We thought what better way to pay tribute to the children and their families, and this amazing event.”