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PGA Tour pro and Pennsylvania native Jim Furyk donates to Penn State THON

Via The Daily Collegian

With one week before thousands of people come together to stand in the Bryce Jordan Center for 46 hours, donations are coming in at a rapid speed.

Jim Furyk, a PGA Tour pro, is among the donors. He posted a tweet Friday declaring he had contributed to the donor drive of Brady Lucas.

Furyk, a native Pennsylvanian from West Chester, grew up playing high school golf in Lancaster, according to his website. In 1987, he won the PIAA State High School Championship held at the Penn State Blue golf course. He is now a 16-time PGA Tour winner, including the 2003 U.S. Open.

Penn State THON spotlighted his donation and thanked him for the support.  

Lucas, to whom Furyk donated, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic in 2005 when he was 8 years old, according to his donor drive page.

“My family never saw a medical bill the entire time being treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital,” Lucas said. “The [constant] encouragement of the Penn State and THON Community led me to becoming a Nittany Lion.”

“This organization is the reason that I am alive to tell my story today. This organization is the reason that I am able to grow up and live every dream that I ever hoped to live,” he said. “This organization is the reason that so many children have the chance to simply smile. I cannot thank my family and friends for everything they constantly do for me”

This isn’t the first time a well-known Tour pro has shown support for THON. English Tour pro Justin Rose also recently tweeted out his support for the philanthropy.



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