Penn State Uplifting Athletes' annual signature event will take place this weekend, as the Nittany Lions conduct their Lift for Life strength and conditioning competition to raise money and awareness for the fight against kidney cancer.
LFL 2015 is slated for Saturday from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. at the Lacrosse Field across University Drive from Holuba Hall. The 12 previous events have raised a total of more than $1 million for the fight against kidney cancer, all while giving fans a chance to see the PSU players doing extreme workouts AND giving kids a great opportunity to get autographs from their favorite Lions.
In other words, if the lines for the autograph session prior to the Blue-White Game were too long for your taste, your family figures to have much better luck Saturday. And it is all for a good cause.
There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids to attend LFL (but you are welcome to give more -- did we mention it is for a good cause?).
A new event for LFL 2015 is an obstacle course. It will be interesting to see what sort of barriers have been devised by the devious minds of Penn State strength coach Dwight Galt and his staff.
Also, the PSU football team will be running a kids’ clinic simultaneously with LFL. The $15 entrance fee per child includes a LFL T-shirt.
ALL proceeds from LFL and Penn State Uplifting Athletes' other events throughout the year go toward the fight against kidney cancer. The Nittany Lions' LFL is the world's largest student-athlete run philanthropic event.
If you can't make it to campus this weekend, you can also donate to the cause at https://give.upliftingathletes.org/university-park/events/penn-state-lift-for-life-2015/e48152.
In the meantime, here are some blasts from LFL's past, featuring some names you probably know very well now.