It’s THON weekend at Penn State and the most important athletes today are the 700-plus students who are dancing for 46 hours straight in order to fight pediatric cancer. Check out THON.org for information on how to donate or to check out the live webcast that will cover all 46 hours from Friday night until the finale on Sunday afternoon.
THON more than anything else encompasses what being a Penn Stater is all about, and so every group on campus gets involved. Before leaving for Wisconsin on Saturday, the entire men’s basketball team stopped by the Jordan Center on Friday night. Coach Pat Chambers talked about what an honor it was to be there.
Later, around midnight, Bill O’Brien made his first ever appearance at THON and led an invigorating “We Are” chant. He also noted that Tom Brady (who played quarterback at Michigan) once told him that Beaver Stadium was the “loudest place that he’s ever played.”
Mike Wallace and some of the other football players will be participating in the Saturday night pep rally, so hit up the live streaming webcast to check that out.