Berks County Chapter of Penn State Alumni Association to present check to THON

READING, Pa. — The Berks County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) will present a check for approximately $4,000 to the Berks benefitting THON organization at its dancer send-off event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, in Tully’s cafeteria, located in the Perkins Student Center.

The donation comes from the participation of the students with 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 Wednesday, Feb. 3. 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 the five-year history of the chapter’s Reading Royals Night, they have raised nearly $50,000 for THON.

Mike Rowley, PSAA president, stated, “Over the six-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, a organization led by Penn State students dedicated to the pursuit of a cure for pediatric cancer.”

From Friday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 21, 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 thon.org. When donating, please go to the drop-down window labeled "Please give the following organization credit for my gift" and select "Berks" or Org #77. 

Last Updated February 17, 2016