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Lift for Life 2014 Slated For July 12

Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter announced that a “more fan interactive” Lift for Life 2014 will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, the weekend of Arts Fest.

Penn State Uplifting Athletes president and Onward State guest columnist Ben Kline announced the schedule Wednesday for the events that will benefit the Kidney Cancer Association and kidney cancer patients. This year’s event will include two kid’s clinics from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., after which the football team will be available for autographs and photos. Then, the normal Lift for Life activities, like tug-of-war and tire flip, will take place in the afternoon.

In the past 11 years, Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter has raised more than $825,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association, with last year’s event bringing in record totals of over $100,000 each of the past three years.

Events for the weekend actually begin on July 9. Then, members of the football team will be a part of the Arts Fest Children and Youth Day. The players will be helping children make posters for Lift for Life from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Sidney Friedman Park in downtown State College.

On July 11 is Uplifting Athletes Night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. A portion of tickets sales for the game against Brooklyn will go to Uplifting Athletes.

Fans can make a Lift For Life donation here.

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