Uplifting Athletes Making a Splash

The Penn State football team will once again hold a dunk tank to raise money for a great cause. Stop by the stage area at the Blue-White Carnival Friday to pitch in.

Dunking will be a big part of Penn State's Blue-White Weekend.

But not by basketball players.

Once again, the PSU football team's chapter of Uplifting Athletes will be holding a dunk tank in the stage area (across from the Jordan Center) of the Blue-White Carnival Friday night.

For a small donation, you'll have a chance to drop some of your favorite Nittany Lions into a tank of water.

All proceeds go toward Uplifting Athletes' Life For Life Challenge, which raises money and awareness for the fight against kidney cancer.

The dunk tank will be in action from 6:30-8 p.m.

Among the Penn State players slated to walk (or sit on) the plank are quarterbacks Rob Bolden and Paul Jones, as well as linebacker Khairi Fortt, tight end Dakota Royer and offensive lineman Eric Shrive.

At 6-foot-6, 312 pounds, Shrive is expected to make the biggest splash.

In the meantime, there is no word on whether Matt McGloin will be stopping by to try to dunk his fellow QBs. McGloin, Bolden and Jones and battling for the starting job this spring.

So if you are on hand for all of the festivities near Beaver Stadium Friday -- which include the carnival, an appearance by new PSU coach Bill O'Brien, fireworks and much more -- be sure to stop by the dunk tanks and … ahem … pitch in for a great cause.

Fight On State has been a proud partner of Penn State's chapter of Uplifting Athletes and the Lift For Life Challenge since 2005.

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