Monday, March 27, 2006
University Park, Pa. -- With the record-setting 2006 edition of Penn State's annual IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon now in the history book, organizers already are looking ahead to next year's event, which will be held for the first time in the Bryce Jordan Center.
In addition to the change in venue to allow for greater participation and enhanced safety and support services in the spacious, state-of-the-art facility, THON will have a more compact schedule, with a conclusion of the festivities shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday of THON weekend.
'The motivation behind the change in venues is to allow for greater participation, improved safety, and better support services for everyone involved in the event,' according to a statement released by Jaci Christopher, public relations chair for THON. 'The Bryce Jordan Center will give more people the opportunity to view the event in its entirety. During THON 2006, the doors to Rec Hall were closed four times because the crowds were so large. With the move, this should not be a problem in the future.'"