Penn State Blue-White Game shines a spotlight on rare diseases

PSU BW HELMET 16For three consecutive years the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has been able to shine a spotlight on rare diseases as part of the Nittany Lions’ annual Blue-White Game.

In 2014 and 2015 each Penn State jersey for the Blue-White game sported a patch of the Uplifting Athletes logo on the shoulder.

This year the PSU Chapter still featured the Uplifting Athletes logo, but instead of the jersey the logo appeared on the back of the helmets and was also featured on the game balls.

The nationwide network of Uplifting Athletes chapters led by college football student-athletes helps bring the vision of Uplifting Athletes to life, which is to empower people to take action against rare diseases and inspires the medical community to find cures. The rare disease community has benefitted from the efforts of Uplifting Athletes since Penn State football players hosted the first Lift For Life in 2003.

Five of the football’s with the Uplifting Athletes logo will be signed by members of the Nittany Lions coaching staff and auctioned off on the official Penn State website. Three of them will be autographed exclusively by head coach James Franklin and the other two will feature signatures by Franklin, defensive coordinator Brent Pry and offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.

If you wish to bid on the autographed Uplifting Athletes game used football, visit the official Penn State online charity auction site. The bidding will be live until Sunday, June 1 at noon.

Penn State also introduced the new leadership team for the Uplifting Athletes Chapter during the Blue-White Game. Garrett Sickels, Trace McSorley, Jason Cabinda, Gregg Garrity and Tom Devenney are the new front guys for the PSU Chapter.

The 14th annual Penn State Lift For Life is scheduled for July 16 on campus at the Nittany Lions lacrosse field.


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