Campus raises nearly $1,000 to raise awareness of child and sexual abuse
Penn State Mont Alto students, faculty and staff raised nearly $1,000 for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) via a pep rally and purchase of special ‘Blue Out’ t-shirts at the campus bookstore. The concept of the Blue Out is the same of the previous Penn State White Out games, i.e. to show a united front of Penn Staters and friends rallying for the same cause. The Blue Out is purposed to raise awareness and prevention of child and sexual abuse. The pep rally preceded Penn State’s Blue Out football game versus Temple on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Beaver Stadium at University Park.
The shirts cost $15 with $7 of each sale benefited PCAR. The front of the shirt feature the blue ribbon logo for child abuse awareness as well as the words “2012 Blue Out -- Stop Child Abuse!” The back of the shirt says “We are … One Team, One School, One Heart, One Promise” and features the PCAR website.
Penn State Mont Alto’s Student Government Association and its Blue & White Society organized the pep rally to raise awareness of child abuse prevention at the Mont Alto campus.