CreateAthon@WVU welcomes students to put their creative skills to the test as they are invited to collaborate with a selection of the most supreme media professionals WVU and the surrounding area have to offer. In just 24 hours, students will produce reputable pro bono marketing material that will be implemented within the three participating nonprofit organizations from Monongalia and Preston County locations. The games will begin on April 12-13 at the Reed College of Media Media Innovation Center at the Evansdale Crossing. Throughout the night, food, activities and free giveaways will be provided to all volunteers in order to uphold the ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality that CreateAthon so proudly represents. 


Founded in 1998 in Columbia, SC, by Teresa Coles and Cathy Monetti of Riggs Partners, CreateAthon serves as a platform for creative professionals to provide pro bono services to nonprofits. Having already served more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations with pro bono marketing projects valued at more than $24 million, it has grown into a global marathon attracting more than 100 advertising agencies, professional organizations, corporate marketing departments and universities throughout North America as CreateAthon partners.

Visit the CreateAthon organization's website here to learn more about the national CreateAthon movement.