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Students to Host Bowl-A-THON Charity Fundraiser

2/6/2009 —

Students at Penn State’s Greater Allegheny campus are hosting a bowling night to raise money for children with cancer.  

This Saturday, Feb. 7, the THON committee will be holding a Bowl-A-THON at the Swissvale Bowl-A-Rama from 9:30 p.m. until midnight. The cost of the event is $20, with all proceeds supporting the university-wide THON organization.
 
THON is a university-wide organization that benefits the Four Diamonds Fund, which provides funding for families of children with cancer. These children are all under treatment at Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
 
“This will be our first Bowl-A-THON, and we hope for it to be a great success”, said THON Co-Chair Amber Pistella. “Spaces are limited and tickets are first come, first serve, so we urge everyone to get their tickets now.”
 
Tickets are available between now and Friday in the student offices on the lower floor of the Student Community Center.
 
Greater Allegheny THON has raised over $14,000 so far this year, surpassing last year’s total. Donations are still needed. Those interested in making a donation can contact Erin O’Malley, THON and Student Government Association adviser, at (412) 675-9493.
 
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