Penn State is known for its absolutely perfect ‘White Out’ games each and every year, where all Nittany Lions fans engulf Beaver Stadium in their white t-shirts. This week against Illinois, PSU is looking to shake things up a bit, and is calling a “Gold Out” to raise awareness for pediatric cancer.
The move, of course, is partnered with Penn State’s THON, which is a the largest student-run philanthropy in the world:
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Since 1977, THON has raised more than $101 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
The “Gold Out” was announced first on THON’s Facebook page:
While THON officials realize that the whole crowd showing up in gold t-shirts is much harder to pull off than the typical white, they are encouraging everyone to wear a little bit of gold, even if it’s simply a ribbon. I have to say though, if Penn State does pull of a full “Gold Out”, that stadium will look really, really cool.