Volley For a Cure

Penn State Greater Allegheny Hosts Annual Volleyball Marathon to Help Kids with Cancer.  

Penn State Greater Allegheny is hosting its annual Volleyball Marathon that helps raise money for THON.  This year, the Volleyball Marathon will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Wunderly Gymnasium.  The teams must consist of 6-8 players and is open to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Penn State.  The cost is $15 per person with all the proceeds going to THON.  Each team is encouraged to create their own team shirts and the players of the winning team will receive a champion t-shirt.  The deadline to sign up is January 24, 2008.

THON is an annual dance marathon scheduled for Feb. 20-22, at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park. Hundreds of students, from all Penn State campuses will dance for 48 hours, no sitting, or sleeping all to raise money for children with cancer.  The proceeds will benefit The Four Diamonds Fund and Hershey Medical Center.  THON is the largest student run philanthropy in the world.  Over the past 35 years, THON has raised over $46 million.  Last year, THON raised $5.2 million dollars to help the families of kids with cancer.

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Ashley Kowalski, THON Chair, please call Erin O?Malley at (412) 675-9493 or e-mail Erin O?Malley at [email protected] or Ashley Kowalski at [email protected].