Each spring, Penn Staters eagerly anticipate which celebrity guests will perform during the upcoming THON Weekend.
Penn State THON hosted its annual Family Carnival at the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility Sunday for student organizations and Four Diamonds families to connect by playing games and participating in various events throughout the day.
For THON 2021, the pandemic put a halt on organizations conducting in-person events, and THON utilized a virtual format for all of its activities.
Three, two, one, GO! Hundreds took off from the starting line on Curtin Road in front of the Bryce Jordan Center Sunday, racing in a 3.1-mile loop around campus for THON’s annual 5K.
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In a typical year, thousands would cram into the Bryce Jordan Center at around 4 p.m. on the Sunday of THON, breathlessly waiting for the THON total reveal.
The Dancer Relations Committee is vital to keeping dancers on their feet. However, this year’s virtual format brought a unique set of logistical challenges.
For Penn State’s all-female hip hop dance group Whiplash, the coronavirus pandemic brought the group closer to the overall mission of THON — spreading awareness of childhood cancer and raising money in pursuit of research for a cure.
THON’s Final Four kicked off with a virtual Family Hour this year, in which Four Diamonds families and their children shared video messages and stories of their battles with pediatric cancer.
Similar to any organization starting a new venture, Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity faced numerous challenges fundraising for its THON campaign after becoming a recognized fraternity again.