The fourth annual Kids Field Day inspired by the Penn State Chapter Lift For Life will take place Saturday, July 9 at Circleville Park in State College, Pa.
Boys and girls ages 2-12 are invited to participate in this unique one-day experience from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The cost for the Kids Field Day is $15 and online registration is available by visiting the PSU Kids Field Day registration site. Registration will also be available the day of the event starting at 9 a.m.
Kids Field Day participants will be guided by current members of the student-athlete led Uplifting Athletes Penn State Chapter. Participants will be divided into groups by age. Each group will be assigned a coach who will rotate them from station to station.
The stations include backward ball toss through goal post, sugar bag race, obstacle course, tire run and 10-yard dash. The day will conclude with a tug-a-war.
Kids Field Day is run by Katie and Jason Narber, whose son Elliott courageously and tirelessly fights a battle with a rare disease, eosinophilic esophagitis.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes as it continues their mission of using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
“Our family knows all too well the struggles, stresses and strains a disease that has little treatment options and minimal research can have on patients and families,” Katie Narber said. “We have partnered with the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes as our way to say thank you and pay it forward for the support and encouragement they have, and continue to give, to Elliott as he battles his way through a disease with no cure.”
Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes. And following the event the college football student-athletes from the Penn State Chapter in attendance will sign autographs and at that time the winners of the raffle will be drawn.