Mini-THON holds a “Gold Out”


Photo Courtesy of Brock Regnier

Caroline Gist represents Mini Thon as the president her senior year. After many years of participating, 5 years. Gist said, “This year we continued our tradition of holding a “Gold Out” basketball game. The t-shirt design for each year is different in hopes students will purchase one to wear to the event. Myself and Mini-THON members will be canning to fundraise at the game. We all do this for the kids, and one day we will beat childhood cancer.”

Mini-THON made gold shirts for the Four Diamonds Fund so they can raise money for pediatric cancer. They are selling them for the basketball game on January 21st against North Schuylkill. The theme for that game is gold out so Mini-THON is selling them for students to wear and show their support for the club and for the cause.

The shirts cost 15 dollars and the last day you could have handed in the order forms was Friday, January 7th.

Sophomore Samarra Reedy said, “I feel that this event might be a good way to spread knowledge of the four diamonds fund and I think that the t-shirts we are selling are a great idea to raise money.”

Advisor Cara Kelly said, “Doing the Gold Out Event is a great way for students, staff and members of the community to contribute money to a great cause while collectively supporting our basketball team. The money raised goes to the Four Diamonds Fund, which is a charity that alleviates costs for pediatric cancer patients at Penn State Children’s Hospital. We appreciate everyone’s support!”

Mini-THON is a club that involves students in the fight to conquer childhood cancer. Students gain work ready skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving, while promoting teamwork, creativity and spirit within their schools.

The Four Diamonds Fund was created in 1972 and it helps to defeat childhood cancer by assisting children and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research. This fund has helped more than 48,000 children and families.