And every year, the Nittany Lions who take part in the tours talk about the perspective they gain from spending time with the kids.
Nobody has a better feel for that than defensive end Jerome Hayes. Hayes sustained season-ending knee injuries during the 2008 and 2009 campaigns, each requiring more than nine months of rehab.
He is currently on the mend from the most recent injury, a torn left ACL. Yet when the team held the tours Saturday, Hayes was right in the middle of it all, taking 9-year-old cancer survivor Jada Felciano and her family through the facilities.
Afterward, we caught up with Hayes. See what he had to say.