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Alumni Chapter presents check to THON at dancer send-off

Feb 07, 2017 • by Penn State Berks

The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) will present a check to the Berks Benefitting THON student organization at their dancer send-off on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:15 a.m., in the Perkins Student Center Lion’s Den, Penn State Berks.

The donation comes from student participation in various alumni events held throughout the year including the Reading Royals Night, which was sponsored by the Berks County Chapter of the PSAA and the Reading Royals on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Five dollars from every ticket sold through the event website was donated, and the Royals players all wore special Penn State Ice Hockey themed jerseys that were autographed and auctioned off after the game.

In 2016, the grand total raised by THON was $9,770,332.32 Penn State Berks raised a record $51,622.59 in support of THON, ranking third among all Penn State campuses for fundraising events and activities throughout the year.

Mike Rowley, PSAA President, stated, “Over the seven-year history of this event, our Chapter has been fortunate to work with an outstanding partner organization like the Reading Royals Hockey Club, the Berks benefitting THON student club at Penn State Berks, and our committee of dedicated volunteers who put in significant time to coordinate this event. Together, we’re committed to raising awareness and funding to support THON, an organization led by Penn State students dedicated to the pursuit of a cure for pediatric cancer.”

From Friday, Feb. 17 to Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, Penn State students from every campus will gather at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park, for THON, the 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon to benefit the Four Diamonds, which supports families battling pediatric cancer.

This year’s Berks student dancers include senior Anna Lau, and juniors Michael Aboulhouda, Amanda Alpuche, Marissa Catteau, and Kailen Moyer.

For more information or to make a donation to THON, contact the Campus Life Office at 610-396-6076 or visit Go to the drop-down window labeled “Please give the following organization credit for my gift” select “Berks” or Org #77.

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