UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; July 13, 2007 – Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes’ Fifth annual "Lift For Life" was a tremendous success, raising this year’s contributions for the Kidney Cancer Association to a record total in excess of $75,000 to date.
Eighty-four Nittany Lion football student-athletes tested their strength and endurance in an 11-event strength and conditioning challenge in front of a record total of more than 3,000 fans, friends and family in Holuba Hall.
the record-setting total, more than $225,000 has been raised since 2003 by
members of the
Several kidney cancer patients from across the country were able to connect with one another and the Kidney Cancer Association at the event.
Twenty-one four-person teams competed in 11 events designed to test mental and physical toughness. The exercises for the competitors ranged from the bench press to carrying 100-lb. plates to the giant tire flip.
winning team was comprised of wide receiver Brett Brackett (
place was secured by the team of defensive end Josh Gaines (
third place team was comprised of linebacker Navorro Bowman (
The Nittany Lion football team organized all aspects of the event, with Brackett, Ganter and Suhey primarily heading the effort, along with other current squad members, former Nittany Lion and event co-founder Scott Shirley and Deloris Brobeck.
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