Penn State coach James Franklin has done a remarkable job on the football field the last few years with the Nittany Lions and has done magnificently away from the field as well.
Recruiting is one of those areas where Franklin has dominated off the field, but another has been being a leader and stand-up human being.
Penn State’s THON 2018 weekend is taking place at the Bryce Jordan Center from Feb. 16-18, where a 46-hour dance marathon occurs.
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What THON is all about is enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.
During the weekend, Franklin stood on stage in the Bryce Jordan Center and delivered a message for all to hear:
"Remember why we're doing this. We're doing this for the kids and to eliminate pediatric cancer."@coachjfranklin, @NittanyKidNick2 & @BigCShu71 address the #THON dancers in an electric @JordanCenter!#FTK#WeAre pic.twitter.com/OFAZY1RVxG
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) February 17, 2018
As of Feb. 17, 2018, THON has raised over $147 million.