Uplifting Athletes to host kids' field day Saturday

June 11, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is hosting "A Field Day Inspired by Lift for Life" on Saturday, June 13 from 10 a.m.-noon at Circleville Park in State College. Kids 12 and under are invited to register for the Field Day for a $15 fee, which benefits Penn State's Uplifting Athletes Chapter.

Participants will participate in fun drills, meet Penn State football players and be part of the infamous Tug-a-War game that is done yearly at Penn State's Lift for Life. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for participants to get autographs and photos with the players. There will also be a raffle at the event for great prizes.

To RSVP, please email inspiredbyliftforlife@gmail.com. Please include your child's first and last name, age and gender.

The annual Lift for Life event will take place on Saturday, July 11. More details on Lift for Life will be announced at a later date.

About Uplifting Athletes: Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit organization aligning college football with rare diseases and raising them as a national priority through outreach, research, education, and advocacy. What makes Uplifting Athletes unique is that our chapter network is run by current football student-athletes, providing them with an opportunity to gain practical job skills while learning how to leverage their assets and abilities to make a positive and lasting impact.

The Uplifting Athletes Chapters are: Penn State, Arizona, Colgate, Illinois, Northwestern, Princeton, Syracuse, Baylor, Florida State, Maryland, Notre Dame, St. Francis (Pa.), Virginia, Boston College, Fordham, Nebraska, Ohio State, South Carolina, Washington, Clemson, Georgetown, NC State, Stony Brook and Wisconsin. Each chapter adopts one out of approximately 7,000 rare diseases (such as ALS, Aplastic Anemia, CMT, cystic fibrosis, Ehlers-Danlos, Ewing's Sarcoma, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, MS, Neimann Pick Type-C, Neuroblastoma, pancreatic cancer, etc.).

The Nittany Lions open the 2015 campaign on the road against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, September 5.

Season tickets for the 2015 campaign are on sale, with more than 3,400 new season tickets having been sold. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2015 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit PSUnrivaled.com, call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.  

Last Updated June 11, 2015