Berks County alumni chapter makes contribution to THON

The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) will be presenting a check for $14,575 to the Berks THON organization at their meeting on Feb. 16, 2011, at 8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Perkins Student Center.

Most of the funds were generated during Reading Royals Night, an event sponsored by the PSAA and the Reading Royals on Saturday, Jan. 29. Five dollars from every ticket sold through the event Web site was donated and the Royals’ players all wore special Penn State football themed jerseys that were autographed and auctioned off after the game, raising $11,000 of the chapter’s contribution.

“As a chapter we strongly feel that we are a service organization. We are here to serve our fellow alumni and the University, as well as our Berks County community," said Shawn Hinkle, chapter president.

From Friday, Feb.18 to Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, Penn State students from every campus will gather at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus, for THON, the 46-hour dance marathon to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund supporting families battling pediatric cancer.

For more information or to make a donation to THON, contact the Campus Life Office at 610-396-6076 or visit http://www.thon.org/ online. For online donations, go to the drop-down window labeled "Please give the following organization credit for my gift" select "Berks."

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Last Updated February 16, 2011