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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Make-A-Wish Come True On THON Weekend Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Make-A-Wish Come True On THON Weekend
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"It's just a great event to be a part of," senior guard Miles Dieffenbach said afterwards. "You build a relationship with these kids and families over the years and see them grow up. It's really a special thing to be apart of." [Read More]

First THON Turns into Fairy Tale for First Dancers First THON Turns into Fairy Tale for First Dancers
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
When Jan Bortner volunteered to participate in a dance marathon at Penn State 41 years ago, of course he was interested in helping a good cause, but he was more interested in finding a way to spend time with a girl. [Read More]

THON Set for Weekend, Promises Enhanced Experience for Spectators THON Set for Weekend, Promises Enhanced Experience for Spectators
28 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
Part of those measures include a new digital line system that will place spectators in a "digital queue" by using coded bracelets. Last year, EMS had to treat several students for symptoms of hypothermia after standing in the bitter cold. [Read More]


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Experience All 46 Hours of THON in Less Than Five Minutes Experience All 46 Hours of THON in Less Than Five Minutes
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
If you missed it (and even if you were there) here's your chance to relive THON 2014. Our time lapse camera captured all the magic from the high-voltage start to the emotional finish. And it takes less than five minutes to watch. [Read More]

Video: Watch the Emotional Reaction as THON Breaks Fundraising Record Video: Watch the Emotional Reaction as THON Breaks Fundraising Record
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
They were up on their feet for 46 hours straight. But hundreds of bone-tired dancers still had enough energy to whoop it up after reaching their goal and then some. THON raised a staggering $13,343,517.33. As you'll see in this video, when the total was announced, the crowd went wild. [Read More]

Thon 2014 Viewed Through the Camera Lens Thon 2014 Viewed Through the Camera Lens
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
We've put together a classic collection of photos from the 2014 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon. You'll see what it's like on the dance floor (plus the view from the rafters). Water gun battles? Cute Kids? Wacky outfits? Your favorite dancers? Yeah, we've got you covered! [Read More]

Penn State Athletic Training Club Helps Get THON Dancers Back On Their Feet Penn State Athletic Training Club Helps Get THON Dancers Back On Their Feet
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
Through a combination of ice baths, heat therapy, and ankle and arch taping, dancer's are sent back on their feet in a matter of minutes. [Read More]

Final THON as a Penn State Student Brings Back Memories Final THON as a Penn State Student Brings Back Memories
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Kelsey Thompson
It has the unique ability to bring together two completely different groups of people, college students without a care in the world and families and kids who are in the fight of their lives; yet despite their differences, they are able to bond. [Read More]

THON Dancers Taking Care of Business THON Dancers Taking Care of Business
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Tim Gilbert
“It’s just something to monitor just in case,” he said. “I would assume that at some point in the however many years we’ve done THON, someone may have dozed off on the toilet, but no one I’ve interacted with has.” [Read More]

Thon Family Praises The Dedication Of Penn State Students and Volunteers Thon Family Praises The Dedication Of Penn State Students and Volunteers
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - C.J. Doon
For Ken, his wife Joan, and their twelve year old son Nick, the weekend-long celebration is well worth the trip. "We haven't had a vacation in the last three years," says Joan Tafel. "This is our vacation." [Read More]