The annual Lift for Life, the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is set for Saturday, July 15 at Holuba Hall starting at 11 a.m.
The 15th Annual Penn State Lift for Life will again feature the Nittany Lion offense taking on the defense in a series of competitions to benefit rare diseases through the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. The competitions will include an obstacle course, sand bag stack, sled pull and push, shuttle run and finish with a tug of war.
The popular event will be held during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College and take place at Holuba Hall. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids to support the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. All proceeds from the Penn State Lift for Life will benefit the rare disease community.
The football team will also conduct a kids clinic from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost to participate in the clinic is $15 per child. The participants also will receive a Lift for Life T-shirt.
More than 80 football squad members are expected participate in the Penn State Lift for Life and will be available for an autograph session immediately after the event in Holuba Hall. This year’s Penn State Football poster will be available, while supplies last.
Fans can make a donation to the Penn State Chapter and Lift for Life by visiting the Penn State Chapter fundraising site or by sending a donation to Will Flaherty, Director of Player Development and Community Relations at 201 Lasch Football Building, University Park, Pa 16802.
All proceeds from the Penn State Chapter 15th annual Lift For Life supports Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused programs and rare disease research.
The Penn State Uplifting Athletes Chapter also announced linebacker Jason Cabinda and quarterback Trace McSorley will serve as co-presidents. The 2017 Uplifting Athletes officers are: offensive lineman Andrew Nelson, vice president; offensive lineman Ryan Bates, secretary; former offensive lineman Tom Devenney, treasurer.