DuBois THON Helps Top 2 Records
– Evan Aravich and Jessica Metzger can finally rest. The designated Penn State DuBois THON dancers
both lasted through the entire 46 hour dance marathon at the Bryce Jordan
Center this weekend. Along the way, they helped to break two THON records.
The overall THON total came in at
$13,343,517, the most the event has made yet. Additionally, the Penn State
DuBois THON Committee contributed $17,000 of that total through their fund
raising efforts, exceeding the campus goal of $15,000. The previous campus record was $16,200, set
super proud of all of them. They're
amazing," said Penn State DuBois Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Marly Doty about the entire campus THON Committee.
reflecting on the accomplishment of staying on their feet for 46 consecutive
hours, the dancers said the atmosphere at THON helped them through it.
energy of everyone else in the Bryce Jordan Center is what did it for me,"
Metzger said. "Also, knowing that
no one else was going to quit kept me going."
All proceeds from THON directly
benefit the Four Diamonds Fund, an organization dedicated to battling childhood
cancer. Students from across all of
Penn State work in numerous ways to raise money for the cause, holding the
dance marathon at the end of a long fundraising season.
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well-deserved break: Penn State DuBois dancers Evan Aravich and Jessica Metzger
finally sit down for the first time in 46 hours, at the conclusion of THON