This past Saturday, for the 14th year in a row, the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter hosted Lift for Life at the Penn State lacrosse fields.
A hot and sunny day made fun for both players and spectators, as young and old fans alike watched the current Penn State Football team compete against each other in tasks such as tire flips, bucket carries, and bench presses.
A grand total of slightly more than $73,000 was raised at the event, which will be put toward rare disease research and patient programs. Although the day itself is over, those who wish to contribute to this total can do so here until September 30.
“At Penn State Football, something we pride ourselves on…
Earlier in the week, the football squad paid a visit to the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
This is also an annual effort by Penn State Football to stay in touch with the community, and to bring joy to children and their families.
This visit is an especially important one to Head Coach James Franklin, who commented on the importance of giving back to the community in this way.
“I think we all have times in our life where you think you have it tough…
The players spent the day visiting with children, playing games, signing autographs, and chatting with the kids and their families.
“The amazing thing… is we actually get more out of it than we give,” said Franklin.
Penn State Football is a stand up program. You can catch them for their home opener against Kent State on Saturday, September 3rd at 3:30 p.m.