Make a difference in the life of a child.
The PSU Game-A-THON was nothing more than an idea in late-2015: stream our favorite retro games, from when we were kids, to share with other alumni who enjoy the same old-school gaming experiences that we do.
This event was and is driven by Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, alumni who could no longer support THON locally in State College after moving away to various neighboring states: Virginia and Maryland... and not-so-neighboring state, California. With the right streaming equipment and people-power, the first ever PSU Game-A-THON Benefitting THON took flight just in time for THON™ 2020. We recognize that our passion lies in gaming and sharing that passion to help children in need is our best foot forward to making a difference in their lives. Please join us with 16,500 student volunteers and over 25,000 alumni supporters in the fight against childhood cancer. THON's year-long efforts culminate in a 46-hour, no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon each February to celebrate our survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and take a stand--all in hopes of one day dancing in celebration of a cure.
Since 1977, THON has raised over $168 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children’s Hospital, providing comprehensive care for 4,000 families and funding critical research to take this fight beyond central Pennsylvania and spread hope around the world. THON's mission is to provide both financial and emotional support for our families, ensuring that they never have to face cancer alone.
Thank you for reading, and be sure to tune in on February 19th, @ 6pm!!