We are thrilled to announce that we will be holding our 2023 Telethon, Wednesday March 15th through Saturday March 18th and we would LOVE to have you join our event. The Huntingdon County PRIDE, Inc. Telethon, which first aired on April 1, 1972, has been a longstanding and beloved event. This 4-day event gathers over 1000 viewers from Huntingdon County and beyond, on local Comcast Channel 17 and streaming live from our website. Smithfield Fire Company has once again generously donated the use of their facility to be the home of this year’s event.
Wednesday through Friday the Telethon airs from 4PM-Midnight and features HUNDREDS of Auction items. Auction items are donated by local residents and businesses. Any viewer can call in to place a bid on an item. Saturday is our talent portion of the Telethon and goes live at 1:00 PM. Talent includes many local artists and performers and viewers can pledge money towards their favorite acts.
Our Telethon would not be possible without our countless volunteers. There are many ways to volunteer and some happen months before the Telethon airs. Click here to see a list of Telethon Volunteer Descriptions or to sign up as a volunteer.
Donate an Auction Item
Contribute a NEW, ANTIQUE, UNIQUE, or HANDMADE item to the Telethon Auction. Businesses can contribute merchandise, gift certificates, or could make a gift basket.
This is a great way to highlight your small business to 1000+ viewers!
Auction Items can be dropped off at our headquarters starting January 30th.
Items cannot be taken after March 3rd
Want to Perform?
The Saturday portion of our Telethon features live acts. Whether you are a dance troop, individual singer or dancer, or a larger chorus group, we would love for you to come and perform.
To schedule in advance email Ashley or stop in the day of the event.
We are extremely grateful and dependent on our Sponsors who have become as much of a tradition as the Telethon itself. There are many ways you can support the PRIDE Telethon, whether you are an individual, group, small business owner, or a corporation.
All Sponsors are given an opportunity to answer the phones at the phone bank for 1 hour over the course of the 4-day event. This is a fun opportunity to introduce your staff and take part in the event. Groups of 9 are needed and do not have to just be members of your staff.
All Sponsors are recognized at the beginning of their sponsor hour with a certificate of appreciation.
All Sponsors are given an opportunity to submit a video/image of their business that plays at the start and throughout portions of he event. These sponsor videos are a great way to advertise your business.
All Sponsors' names are displayed in the center of our large backdrop that can be seen throughout the entire 4-day event. The size, color and font style varies depending on level of sponsorship. Click here for examples.
This year we will be recognizing each sponsor on our Telethon Event page leading up to the event as well.
Diamond Sponsor $5,000 and UP
Platinum Sponsor $4,000-$4,999
Gold Sponsor $3,000-$3,999
Silver Sponsor $2,000-$2,999
Bronze Sponsor $1,000-$1,999
PRIDE Sponsor $500-$999
All Supporters names are displayed on our Large backdrop that can be seen throughout the entire 4-day event. The size and location varies depending on level of support. Names are read on air and scroll across the screen at the bottom of broadcast. Example Sizes.
Enablers: $100-$499 These iconic strips of names run across the sides and cover the backdrop. A loud bell is chimed when we get a new enabler during the event. These strips are 2.5” x 22”.
Special Friends: $500-$999 Our special friends are recognized on larger strips measuring 4.5”x22“. These strips are located in the center of the board.
Booster: $1000-Up Our Booster’s are also recognized in the center of the board and with larger 8.5” x 22” blocks showing your name.
Want to sign up in advance? You can send a check to Huntingdon County PRIDE with a note listing how you want your name displayed. You can also sign up through PayPal adding a note with your name spelling.
Other Ways to Support
Many of our amazing community members organize their own fundraisers and present the money at the Telethon. If you are interested in organizing your own fundraiser, please call our office at 814-643-5724 or email Director@HuntingdonPride.org