THON partners with Uber in fundraising contest

Canning might be on its way out, but bigger things are here

THON has just announced a new fundraising partnership with Uber and it’s incredibly easy to participate in. The contest starts now and ends February 1, 2017—just a few weeks before THON.


Uber has committed to donating $20,000 by encouraging THON Orgs as well as Independent Dancer Couples to use their own personal promo code on the Uber app. For every ride, a point will be credited to the Org or Couple if you already have an account. If you’re new to Uber, you can use the code THON 2017 to sign up, get your first ride free and donate an additional $3 to THON.


Here’s what it should look like on the app

Here’s where the competition comes in – Uber will credit their donations to the top three teams as follows:

First-place: $12,000

Second-place: $5,000

Third-place: $3,000

Organizations such as fraternities, sororities and Special Interest Orgs, really took the brunt of the blow when THON announced canning is being phased out. This partnership with Uber is a great way to bring back a little friendly competition, insane bragging rights and most importantly, a safe ride for all who use the app.

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