Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get involved? What are my options?
What if I'm not part of an organization that makes a team?
How do I reach my $250 minimum?
$250 may sound like a lot at first glance, but it’s really easy to raise your minimum fundraising goal! We have a canning director who can set up a date to can outside of local stores, you can reach out to friends and family and share the story of this amazing cause, put on your own fundraisers, save up spare change – there are an endless number of ways to get to $250! Check out our fundraising handbook for even more ideas. If you’re having issues reaching this, feel free to reach out to our fundraising team for some more tips.
What if I don't know how to dance?
Not a problem at all! We can guarantee you that not everyone at HuskyTHON has the best moves. Remember that we don’t care how you dance, it’s all about why you dance – for the kids! But, there’s SO MUCH MORE to the night than just dancing. We have lots of games and performances going on throughout the night, you’ll get to hear stories from our HuskyTHON families every hour, and Morale Captains will be helping everyone learn the Morale Dance throughout the night.
Do I have to dance for the entire 18 hours?
If you sign up to be a Dancer, YES – you should stay the entire 18 hours. It might sound like a long time, but the energy in the Field House will definitely keep you going all night long. With a variety of different theme hours, including Disney, sports, tropical, and color wars, you’ll want to keep moving. That’s not to say it’s not tiring at times – it is, but when energy gets low, it’s important to remember why we’re all there. We’re dancing for the kids and it’s all about standing for those who can’t. Until you experience HuskyTHON, it’s hard to grasp, but once you’re there we can guarantee you’ll find the strength to make it through 18 hours.
Isn't HuskyTHON just one weekend in the Spring?
Absolutely not! We hold events throughout the entire year! It’s important to keep fundraising all year long so that you have as much of an opportunity as possible to raise money for the kids! HuskyTHON isn’t just one night, it’s a year-long mission to help the families at Connecticut Children’s.
Who are the families that HuskyTHON supports?
Where can I drop off donations on campus?
Donations can be dropped off in our office located in room 216C which is located in the SOC on the 2nd floor of the Student Union.
Check out the contact us page to see our office hours!
How can I stay up to date with all things HuskyTHON?
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