As most of the northeast will be dealing with Winter Storm Jonas, the Atlanta Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will be grooving the night away.
Taking place on Friday, February 19th at Park Tavern’s Piedmont Room, attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and an open bar. Dress ranges from business casual to black tie.
As Diamonds Chairperson for Penn State Atlanta, Lauren Coleman is looking forward to “a night well spent with family and friends all in support of THON!”
Coleman wasn’t involved in THON as a student, but decided after graduation that it’s never too late to get involved — and we at DMAIG couldn’t agree more.
Her favorite part about getting involved post-graduation from Penn State is “being able to see the THON impact grow, especially in Georgia.”
As Diamonds Chairperson, it’s Coleman’s job to organize and run the event. If you’re unable to join the fun on Friday, she says, donations are always welcomed!
For more information about Diamonds Over Georgia, you can check out their website, Twitter, and Facebook pages — or, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you love chocolate, beer, wine, or just raising a toast FTK, the Capital Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association’s Fifth Annual event, A Toast To Four Diamonds, has something for everybody.
The event takes place on Friday, January 22nd at 6:30 at – you guessed it – Hershey’s Chocolate World. Those in attendance will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cocktail hour, live music, and a silent auction in addition to special guest speakers.
As a sell-out event each year, event chair Robin Tilley (’11) looks forward to sharing her passion for the Four Diamonds with new faces each and every time.
“I also love seeing repeat faces and knowing that guests have learned to feel strongly about it, too,” said Tilley.
After getting “hooked” on THON her freshman year as a Rules & Regulations committee member, Tilley then independently danced as a sophomore in 2009 – she notes that running a marathon pales in comparison, something she’s done twice since! – and then joined a Hospitality committee as a junior, and got to work with mini THONs as a senior on a Communications committee.
“As you can tell, I was trying to experience as many different sides of THON as I possibly could,” she said. “I couldn’t get enough.”
There are a limited amount of tickets available for this weekend’s event, which features a VIP session with Jay Paterno for sponsors, emcees from local television (Fox43) and radio (Warm 103.3) stations, and a photo booth. In addition, attendees will hear Marcus Josey’s story from his mother Andrea, and will also be lead in a toast by Lydia Hess.
Tilley talked about staying involved with THON after graduating in saying she is still “feeling in some way connected to THON and knowing I can still make a difference.” She added, “Possibly the hardest part about graduating was knowing that my time supporting children through Four Diamonds was over…Boy, was I wrong!”
Anyone interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or in any way contributing to a Toast to Four Diamonds can email Robin at email@example.com.
They have a website which you can view here. In addition to Twitter and Facebook.
As the winter weather (slowly, but surely) approaches, it’s time again for Penn State alumni THON event season. The first (of many) events this year is Dance for a Cure (D4aC).
Led by Liz Gerancher (’10), who considers D4aC her “baby,” as well as Chris Bogen (’91) and Lori Kapes (’08), the event is happening on Saturday, January 16th from 7pm until 1am at Mixx Nightclub & Sports Bar in Allentown, PA.
As is true with most THON events, there’s but one rule – dance! At D4AC, there will be instructors teaching a different kind of dance every hour throughout the event, including salsa, hip-hop, and country line dancing.
“You won’t find another event where you can get so much in one night,” says Gerancher.
In addition to the dancing, for the price of $20 ($25 at the door), attendees will also get to participate in a silent auction, bowling, pictures with the Nittany Lion, and a buffet.
As a student, Gerancher was the THON Chair of Penn State Lehigh Valley, a student advisor, and danced for PSU LV as a junior. She has stayed involved with THON through this event that has been given the Fundraiser of the Year award from DMAIG.
“I think my favorite part of staying involved with THON after graduation is that I can help the students,” she says. “It’s so fun to be involved in their fundraising events and to help out if they need advice or input from the alumni.”
As for what she’s looking forward to at this year’s D4AC, she excitedly claimed, “country line dancing, because I missed it last year!”
To buy tickets for Dance For a Cure, click here, and check out their Twitter here. For more information, you can contact Liz Gerancher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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