Silent Set at PSU

Clever PSU promotion supports one of their own and raises awareness.

Great promotion from PSU Sports, raising awareness for the International Week of the Deaf.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In support of and to raise awareness for the International Week of the Deaf, the Penn State women’s volleyball team will have a Silent Set during its match against Michigan State at Rec Hall on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Fans will remain silent from the opening serve until Penn State scores its ninth point in the first set. The ninth point was chosen in honor of Jonni Parker, a sophomore standout on the Nittany Lions who has moderate hearing loss. The All-American wears jersey No. 9.

“I think the Silent Set is an amazing opportunity to bring awareness and support to those with hearing loss,” Parker said. “I believe we all should inspire one another to achieve our best every day and encourage others to chase greatness, regardless of the situation.”

This might have the fingerprints of PSU’s own Chris Grosse on it, you can hear his great sports marketing insight on the first edition of the Party in the Back Podcast (which he help name).  Fun pod, check that out here: June 2019 Party in the Back Podcast

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