PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Lift for Life Raises over $98,000

The 8th Annual Uplifting Athletes Lift for Life raised over $98,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association this year. The annual event, held in Holuba Hall, tests members of the Nittany Lion football team on their strength and endurance. The players form teams of 4 and compete in 11 events that “range from the ordinary (bench press) to the extreme (giant tire flip).”

Players are not allowed breaks between the events and all participants must compete in all events. Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that brings together college football programs to combat rare diseases founded by former Nittany Lion Scott Shirley, whose father battled kidney cancer while Scott was a player.

“Founded by Penn State Football teammates in 2003, Lift For Life has continued to build awareness and raise funds for the Kidney Cancer Association. The event is organized by Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes SM, whose members are on the Penn State football team, led by Brett Brackett, president of the chapter.”

The 76 participants of the event ranged from superstar Evan Royster to incoming freshmen Khairi Fortt and Dakota Royer. The team compositions ranged from all offensive linemen to all kickers and also included several teams with players from different positions.

Wide receiver Brett Brackett, defensive end Jack Crawford, fullback Mike Zordich, and linebacker Gerald Hodges took home first place, with Brackett and Crawford going 1-2 in leg presses with 110 and 100 respectively. Interestingly, the second place team was composed entirely of walk-ons.

Check out the pictures of the events below.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Chase Tralka

Chase Tralka is a Senior majoring in Information Sciences and Technology with a minor in Security and Risk Analysis. He is from Northern New Jersey and is involved in far too many organizations to list here. He enjoys photography, cycling, and listening to obscure free jazz music.

State College Links
Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
54.9kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
Other posts by Chase

Three Words: For the Glory

When I sat back one night in January thinking about my time at Penn State, I tried to come up with a single word that would adequately describe my experiences here. As I attempted to determine what that magic word might be, my mind began to grasp the absurdity of that challenge. How could I possibly distill four years of my life, countless friendships, and untold numbers of memories, down to a single word? An impossible task to be sure. So instead, I took the easier road and went with three words: For the Glory.

Distinguished Speakers Chosen to Speak at Commencement Ceremonies

PSU Contacts Minnesota-Duluth’s Hockey Coach

Penn State Alum Charged For Campus Vandalism

In a statement sent to Onward State, Julia Cipparulo claimed to have vandalized several Penn State campus landmarks, including the Lion Shrine, on May 8.

Penn State Alum Charged For Campus Vandalism

In a statement sent to Onward State, Julia Cipparulo claimed to have vandalized several Penn State campus landmarks, including the Lion Shrine, on May 8.

State Representative Introduces Amendment To Require Penn State To Report Location Of Joe Paterno Statue

If ratified, the amendment would require Penn State to disclose the statue’s location and condition to the general public.

Penn State Football Announces New Jersey Numbers For 2022 Season

Nittany Lions old and new have received new jersey numbers ahead of the 2022 season.

 
Send this to a friend