The University of Central Florida is “FTK” — For The Kids.

This weekend UCF shattered its $820K record, raising $1,001,678.20 for charity.


For 20 hours 1,500 people danced inside the CFE arena as part of UCF’s annual “Knight-Thon,” a philanthropy that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

UCF is now only the eighth institution ever to raise over $1 million for the Children’s Miracle Network, making “Knight-Thon” a top 10 nationally ranked dance marathon.

UCF upped its charitable donation from the previous year by over $300K, where UCF raised $688,049.19 after setting a goal of $500K.

Knight-thon is UCF’s largest philanthropy, and attracts hundreds of students every year.

UCF students are already looking forward to what next year’s donation will be.

Photo credit: Aileen Perilla