D.C. Diamonds 2020 virtual event is Friday, June 19!

And you’re invited! Enter our online raffle and auction that will be open for entries from 8:00AM EST to 8:00PM EST. Join us for our LIVE Zoom webinar from 8:00PM EST to 9:30PM EST. Register using the link below:

Register for Virtual Event
Here’s what you can expect:

How to Participate

You’ll have the opportunity to bid on items, such as a Yeti Cooler, rock climbing experiences and a round of golf for four, throughout the day starting at 8:00AM EST through 8:00PM EST on Friday, June 19. To participate and bid on items next Friday – and for a sneak peak of our prizes before then! – visit our RallyUp raffle page and auction page.

All proceeds will directly benefit Penn State Dance Marathon (THON). Winners will be drawn and announced Friday evening during our live Zoom webinar.

Schedule of Events

Starting at 8:00PM on Zoom, you’ll hear from:
  • Heather Grace Thomas, D.C. Diamonds Director
  • Andrew Schlegel, Metro Washington D.C. Penn State Alumni Association President
  • Paul J. Clifford, Penn State Alumni Association Chief Executive Officer
Then, remember why we do what we do with:
A speech from Family Speaker and Cancer Survivor Michael Palm and a message from Four Diamonds and Four Diamonds Families.
Finally, enjoy entertainment during:
  • Athlete Hour, where you’ll recognize a few familiar faces like Trace McSorley.
  • Two LIVE performances from Penn State local favorites: The Corner Brothers and Lowjack.
End the night with the D.C. Diamonds Total Reveal – how much we’ve raised this year with YOUR help in support of Penn State THON!

Where Your Support Goes

D.C. Diamonds is a volunteer organization made up of members of the Penn State Alumni Association in the Washington, D.C., area. Our year-round fundraising efforts culminate in an annual fundraising event, D.C. Diamonds 2020, where alumni and friends come together to raise funds and awareness in the fight against childhood cancer.

All proceeds are donated to THON, the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. Since its inception in 1973, THON has raised over $168 million dollars for their sole beneficiary, the Four Diamonds Fund.

How to Claim Your Prize

If you are one of our lucky winners, you’ll be notified LIVE on our webinar and an email will be sent out after our program ends at 9:00PM EST. (You’ll also be notified if you are not a winner.)

You’ll have two options to claim your prize:
  • Contactless Pick-Up. We are offering contactless pick-up in Arlington, Virginia. Time and dates are flexible for pick-up depending on the winner's schedule.
  • USPS Shipping. Specific prizes are available for shipping. Those available for shipping will be labeled on RallyUp. You’ll be able to filter and bid on these options if you are out of state.
If you are located in the area, please consider doing contactless pick-up for all items (even those available for ship) to save us on costs and give more back For The Kids! You can select your preference via email after you’re notified you've won.

How You Can Help Fight Pediatric Cancer

Each one of us has the power to make a difference in the life of a child. And when we come together, we can do so much more! Help us spread the word and share an invite to D.C. Diamonds 2020:
  • Send a quick text or email to a friend or family member.
  • Invite a friend (or two!) on Facebook to the D.C. Diamonds event.
  • Share our Instagram post to your story.
And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest event updates.

We can’t want to come together – from afar – with you next Friday in the fight against pediatric cancer! If you have any questions, please contact us at thon@psuwashdc.org.

For the Kids!