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Dodgeball Tournament Slated to Benefit THON

1/14/2011 —

DuBois – A dodgeball tournament scheduled for this month in Punxsutawney will raise money for children battling childhood cancer. 

 

Penn State DuBois students invite members of the community, age 14 and up, to form teams and register for the tournament as a fun way to raise money for a good cause. 

 

Games are scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 30, at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center, 220 North Jefferson Street, Punxsutawney.  There is room for 30 teams. Teams will consist of five persons each.  Registration is first come, first served.  Prizes will be awarded to the two teams with the best records.  The cost is $50 per team.

 

All proceeds will benefit THON, the Penn State dance marathon. THON began in 1973, when dancers raised just over $2,000.  Today, it is the largest student-run philanthropy effort in the nation. In 2010, the event raised nearly $8 million for The Four Diamonds Fund, which supports childhood cancer research.  THON 2011 is planned for February 18 through the 20 at the Bryce Jordan Center, where dancers will attempt to stay on their feet for 46 hours. 

 

For more information, or to register a team for the dodgeball tournament, call Rob at (814) 938-1008. 

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