Uplifting Athletes issue push-up challenge to Penn State students

Penn State students will attempt to do 7,000 push-ups prior to Wednesday’s Penn State-Michigan men’s basketball game in recognition of the sixth annual Rare Disease Day.

The Penn State Uplifting Athletes Push-Up Challenge is open to Penn State fans and students in recognition of the nearly 7,000 known rare diseases. Rare Disease Day is Thursday, and the challenge announcement was made by Eric Shrive, president of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes Chapter.

The challenge will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Portal 31 of the Bryce Jordan Center. Student season ticket holders will be admitted at 5:15 p.m. Members of the Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, students, student-athletes and the Nittany Lion mascot will be among the participants.