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Uplifting Athletes Push-Up Challenge Set for Wednesday

Penn State students will attempt to do 7,000 push-ups before Wednesday’s basketball game against Michigan — one for each of the known “rare diseases” — as part of an Uplifting Athletes initiative.

Rare Disease Day is Thursday, February 28, and so Eric Shrive, president of Penn State’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes, decided to help out with this cool event.

It’s also an important day for Penn State apparel nerds like me. For the first time ever, the popular player-issued “IRON LION” workout shirts will be available for purchase to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association. You know which shirts I’m talking about — Craig Fitzgerald wears one with his shorts at every game, despite the subfreezing temperatures.

All this is happening near Portal 31 in the Jordan Center, with the Nittany Lion, student-athletes, and Uplifting Athlete representatives all expected to be in attendance. Penn State tips off at 6:30 against No. 4 Michigan on Wednesday, so make sure to show up during pregame to buy your shirt and do some pushups.

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About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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