President Tressel paid forward again over the weekend.
He kicked off this weekend's Guinathon (Youngstown State's Dance Marathon) by jump-starting both the pledges and the dancing:
President @JimTressel5 has helped kick off @YSU_Guinathon with a $5,000 pledge from him and Mrs. Tressel!— Youngstown State University (@youngstownstate) February 22, 2020
Our students are dancing all day today to raise funds for Childrens Miracle Network @AkronChildrens. Stop out to the Chestnut Room (Kilcawley) until 8 pm to take part. pic.twitter.com/01F0JhIwuP
Ellen is out of town this weekend, so he patched her in to lend her support to the dancers (if you've never participated in a dance marathon, it's physically exhausting - it's quite literally a dance marathon).
Guinathon raised 5% more than last year's total thanks to Tressel's pledge.
Ohio State's Buckeyethon was earlier this month and raised $1.6MM for pediatric cancer research. You can donate to any of Ohio's state schools' Dance Marathon efforts anytime, all year.