Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Penn State raises more than $110,000 at "Lift For Life"

Penn State football players raised a record total of more than $110,000 at Friday's "Lift For Life" charity fund-raiser.

Penn State raises more than $110,000 at "Lift For Life"

Officials announced that the annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes “Lift For Life” charity fund-raiser netted a record $110,374 for the Kidney Cancer Association.

The total broke the old record of $100,930 set last year. In the 10 years that the event has been held, members of the Penn State football team has raised more than $700,000 for kidney cancer research.

More than 80 players secured donations for the event. Junior guard Eric Shrive, vice president of the Nittany Lions’ Uplifting Athletes chapter, raised the most money with $31,868.

Lift For Life was conducted Friday before a crowd of more than 2,500 at the Penn State Lacrosse Field, with the offense going against the defense in four areas of strength. The offense clinched its victory by winning all three tug-of-war competitions.

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Donations are still being accepted for this year. Information can be found at http://liftforlife.upliftingathletes.org/lfl2/

--Joe Juliano

Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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