Nittany Lions Compete For A Great Cause

The primary goal for Penn State Uplifting Athletes' annual LFL is to raise money to help fight rare diseases. The Nittany Lions take the job — and the competition — very seriously.

The Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes held its 14th annual Life for Life Challenge on the Lacrosse Field on campus Saturday, with a goal of adding to the more than $1.12 million the event has raised for the fight against rare diseases through the years.

As of this writing, the financial numbers for this year’s LFL were still being tallied. But the method behind the fund-raising effort was basically the same as it's been for the last decade and a half.

Namely, the Nittany Lions use a mid-summer workout/competition to put on a show for fans and the media. And if you think they don’t take the competition end of things seriously, think again.

“Everyone comes out here and says, ‘I’m kind of just chillin,’ you know,’ ” linebacker Brandon Bell said. “Until the person next to you is beating you in front of these people, then you start to break a sweat.”

You can get a look at some of the competition above.

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