The Penn State football team is set to participate in its annual charity event, Lift for Life, on Friday July 9. The event benefits Uplifting Athletes, whose mission states:â†µ
Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy. What makes Uplifting Athletes unique is that our chapter network is run by current football student-athletes, providing them with an opportunity to gain practical job skills while learning how to leverage their assets and abilities to make a positive and lasting impact.â†µ
The team names for the participants were released today. Of note are “3 & 1/2 Men” which includes barely-5’7" WR Devon Smith and “4th and Long” which includes the PSU starting punter (just don’t ask any of them who the punter will be).â†µ
Even if you don’t root for Penn State, any donations would be greatly appreciated to this worthwhile cause.