Dodgeball game and ‘Pie Your Peers’ fundraiser to be held Oct. 1

Two Penn State Lehigh Valley students were all smiles after getting pies thrown in their face for a good cause at the 2013 Penn State Lehigh Valley benefiting THON kickoff event at the Lehigh Valley campus. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- A dodgeball game and "Pie Your Peers" fundraising event will be held to officially kick off the 2016 fundraising season for Penn State Lehigh Valley benefiting THON at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, on the sports court at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

Each team will consist of 8-10 people. The cost to play and design a team shirt in advance is $7. Those who sign up to play at the event will be charged $5. The cost to throw a plate of whipped cream at a friend’s face is $1, while the cost to smear whipped cream entirely over a friend’s face is $5. 

The dodgeball game entry fees and the fees to "Pie Your Peers" will raise funds for Penn State Lehigh Valley benefiting THON.  

Sign-ups for the dodgeball game are being taken in Centre Hall and the second-floor student lounge until Sept. 24. Anyone from the campus community can sign up to play.

Students will also be hosting their first canning weekend to raise money for Penn State Lehigh Valley benefiting THON from sunrise to sunset Sept. 25-27. Canning locations will be at the intersection of Lehigh and Oxford Streets in Allentown, as well as outside the Dunkin' Donuts on Hamilton Boulevard and Wyandotte in Bethlehem.

Canning is an annual tradition that solicits donations from area residents for Penn State Lehigh Valley benefiting THON, which benefits The Four Diamonds Fund and families at the Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey.

The Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) 2016 will take place Feb. 19 to 21 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. More than 700 students from Penn State campuses statewide and organizations will dance continuously for 46 hours to raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatments. For more information about THON, visit its website

Last Updated September 23, 2015