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Annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes’ Lift For Life Event To Commence July 11

Lift for Life, the marquee event conducted by the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter, is set to kick off on July 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Penn State Lacrosse Field.

The annual event, which features some of Penn State football’s biggest stars, benefits the Kidney Cancer Association as a part of the Uplifting Athletes community. Since the inaugural event held in 2003, the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter has raised over $1 million benefitting the fight against kidney cancer.

Competitions held during the event include an obstacle course, sand bag stack, sled pull and push, shuttle run, and a tug of war. The competition will pit members of the Penn State offense against members of the Penn State defense in a race to see who can finish on top. Suggested donations for adults are $10, while suggested donations for children will be $5. There will be a kids clinic held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., which will cost $15 per child and includes a Lift for Life T-shirt. All of the proceeds generated from the event will benefit both kidney cancer patients and their families.

The football players will be available for an autograph and photo session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., giving kids a chance to meet some of their favorite Nittany Lions. Parking for the event will be available at Lot 44, located near the Bryce Jordan Center, and will require either a $5 payment — due to event parking sales for Artsfest in effect on July 11 — or a visible display of a valid Penn State parking permit.

More than 80 football players will be participating in the event, and it’s sure to be an exciting afternoon for all in attendance, and will benefit a very noble cause.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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