PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



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.

About the Author

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]


More by David

So Long, And Goodnight: David Abruzzese’s Senior Column

It’s been a hell of a ride, folks. Senior staffer David Abruzzese rides off into the sunset with his senior column.

Saquon Barkley Mum On NFL Future; Relishes Fiesta Bowl Opportunity

DOTD: Nittany Lion Catches Pass At Fiesta Bowl


Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Road And Utility Work Impacting Penn State This Summer

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Predicting Penn State’s 2018 Kickoff Times

As the Nittany Lions have ascended back into college football’s elite, they’ve taken the field at night more often in the past few years and avoided the dreaded early kickoff.

We Are Royalty: Meghan Markle Is A Penn State Fan

Penn State fans are everywhere, even in the British royal family.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Send this to a friend