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USD presents 14th Dance Marathon

VERMILLION, S.D. -- More than 300 University of South Dakota students, faculty, staff and Vermillion community members will dance the day and night away for a good cause—Dance Marathon, South Dakota’s largest student-run philanthropy event. The 24-hour event is March 26-27 to raise money and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Sanford Children’s Hospital.

Dance Marathon begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m., and concludes at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Some of the activities at this year’s Dance Marathon include square dancing, scavenger hunt, ballroom dancing, fireworks display, a hypnotist and break dancers. This year’s event will recognize 20 Miracle families in attendance and the Dance Marathon Executive Committee looks to exceed their goal for the main event.

“Dance Marathon at The U has left a lasting impression on thousands of lives over the past 14 years. This year, our goal is to raise more funds and awareness than ever for the region’s most courageous children,” said USD senior Dzenan Berberovic, overall chairman of Dance Marathon. “Dance Marathon is truly a life-changing experience and we are honored to host the largest Dance Marathon in the state here at The University of South Dakota. We look forward to celebrating local miracle children in the moment.”

For a complete schedule of events and locations or to arrange an interview time, please contact Nicole Pribbenow at (605) 520.5416, or e-mail at