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.

Donations are still being accepted for this year. Information can be found at

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