Students boosting the morale of Knight-Thon participants.

Knight-Thon 2011, themed “Dance for a Chance,” celebrated its 15th year at UCF on February 26-27.

Knight-Thon is UCF’s Dance Marathon benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network and is UCF’s largest student run philanthropy.

This year over 350 students participated, standing for 15 hours for the kids. Participants were entertained throughout the event with inflatables, games, performances and Knight-Thon favorite, hypnotist Dale K. Over the past several years Knight-Thon has experienced tremendous growth; and this year was no different. The 2011 goal was $80,000, an increase of $18,000 over what was raised last year.

“Through the tireless efforts of all of the students, organizations and teams involved with Knight-Thon 2011, we were able to break this goal, raising $84,640 as of the night of the event with money is still coming in,” said Kelly Sparks, coordinator for special events, Office of Student Involvement. “Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make Knight-Thon 2011 a huge success.”

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