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Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set For July 12, Features New Format

by on June 12, 2014 2:00 PM

Penn State football will host the 12th annual Lift For Life compeition on July 12 according to the Nittany Lion chapter of Uplifting Athletes.

Nittany Lion linebacker and Uplifting Athletes Penn State chapter president Ben Kline announced the schedule of events leading up to the Lift for Life event.

This year, you'll see a number of fan participation events which could help grow an already successful fundraiser.

  • On Wednesday, July 9, members of the Nittany Lion football team will be a part of the Arts Fest Children and Youth Day. Players will be helping children draw posters of the Lift For Life event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Sidney Friedman Park near Memorial Field in downtown State College.
  • On Friday, July 11, the State College Spikes will join the fight against kidney cancer when they host Uplifting Athletes Night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. A portion of the tickets sold will go to Uplifting Athletes.

On Saturday, July 12, a modified Penn State Lift For Life will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Penn State Lacrosse Field on University Drive. Football team members will be available for autographs and photos and compete in the tug of war and tire flip events similar to previous Lift For Life events. New this year, players will also conduct two kids clinics from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and all will be available from 1-2 p.m. for autographs and photos.

Admission is $10 for adults, while children 12 and under are free. There is a $10 fee for youth who want to participate in one of the clinics with the players. All proceeds from the Penn State Lift For Life will benefit kidney cancer patients and their families. Participants also will receive a Lift For Life T-shirt.

During the 11 years of the Penn State Lift For Life, members of the Penn State football team have raised in excess of $825,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association, including more than $100,000 in each of the past three years.

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