Dunk tank fundraiser to benefit Kidney Cancer Association

University Park, Pa. — Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes has announced that nine current players will be participating in a dunk tank fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Friday (April 23) near Beaver Stadium as part of Blue-White Weekend presented by AAA.

As in previous years, proceeds raised at the event will benefit the Kidney Cancer Association.

Also available at the dunk tank will be Uplifting Athletes T-shirts, informational brochures, and a chance to meet and greet members of the Penn State football squad. Among the players scheduled to participate in the dunk tank are: DeOn'tae Pannell, A.J. Price, Evan Royster and Matt McGloin (5-6 p.m.) and Gerald Hodges, Mike Yancich, Nate Stupar, Kevin Newsome and Drew Astorino (6-7 p.m.). The Eighth Annual Penn State Football Lift for Life competition will be held Friday, July 9 from 2-7 p.m. in Holuba Hall, which is located behind the Lasch Football Building on the University Park campus. The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person, $5 per student or child or $25 for a family. Fans will have a chance to meet and get autographs from current and former Nittany Lion football student-athletes.

The Penn State Football chapter of Uplifting Athletes has raised nearly $400,000 over the past seven years for the Kidney Cancer Association through its annual events, including the Penn State Football Lift for Life, held every July since 2003.

For more information about the Penn State Football Lift for Life, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit www.upliftingathletes.org or contact Scott Shirley, Executive Director at (814) 360-4672 or scott.shirley@upliftingathletes.org.

The Nittany Lions conclude spring practice with the Blue-White Game presented by AAA on Saturday, April 24. Kickoff is at 2 p.m. in Beaver Stadium and there is no admission or parking fee. The popular autograph session with the players is from 12:30-1:15 p.m. A carnival and other events, including fireworks and the Penn State Idol finals, are Friday from 6-10 p.m. adjacent to Beaver Stadium. An 11 a.m. parade of high schools bands, the carnival and other events, run Saturday until 10 p.m.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010