'Paw Search' auditions set for Dec. 19 at Penn State York

Auditions for Paw Search

Auditions for Penn State York Benefiting THON's Paw Search are set for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in the rehearsal room of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center on campus. Proceeds from the event, set for Jan. 20, 2017, will benefit THON.

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YORK, Pa. — Auditions for Penn State York Benefiting THON’s "Paw Search" are set from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in the rehearsal room of the Pullo Family Preforming Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on campus. This is the final opportunity to do a live audition for the show, which is schedule for Friday evening, Jan. 20, in The Pullo Center. Auditions are open to anyone.

Proceeds from the talent show go to the campus THON committee's effort to raise money to find a cure for pediatric cancer through THON, the Penn State Dance Marathon.

"Paw Search" is a variety-style show featuring talented individuals from Penn State York as well as the local community. The family-friendly show will include a wide array of performances vying for prizes.

For more information about the auditions, or to submit a video, contact Shawnee Hostetter, a Penn State York student and coordinator for Cabaret for a Cure, at [email protected] or 717-968-5057.

This is just one of many events, sponsored by Penn State York Benefiting THON, leading up to the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON), the 46-hour dance marathon, set for Feb. 17-19, 2017, at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus. The theme for THON 2017 is “Igniting Hope Within.”   In 2016, THON raised $9,770.332.32.

Anyone interested in supporting the dancers from Penn State York can donate online at http://giveto.psu.edu/THON-York. Please click on “Donate Now.” Donations made to the Penn State York Benefiting York THON will be credited to the campus and then added to the final total at University Park. Checks in support of THON should be made payable to: Penn State Dance Marathon or THON, and sent to Penn State York, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York, PA 17403. Please be sure to note York, Org. 170 in the memo line of the check.

THON is the world’s largest student-run philanthropy, engaging more than 15,000 students in the fight against childhood cancer. THON’s yearlong fundraising and awareness campaign culminates in a 46-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon every February. Since 1977, THON has donated more than $137 million to Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, funding comprehensive care and critical research.