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Penn State Lift for Life 2016: What you need to know

Penn State football freshman, including Sterling Jenkins pull in a round of tug of war during Lift for Life on Saturday, July 11, 2015 on the lacrosse fields. The 13th annual event raises money Kidney cancer research.
Penn State football freshman, including Sterling Jenkins pull in a round of tug of war during Lift for Life on Saturday, July 11, 2015 on the lacrosse fields. The 13th annual event raises money Kidney cancer research. CDT file

Penn State football’s biggest annual charity event is here.

Lift for Life raises money for rare disease research through Penn State’s Uplifting Athlete’s chapter. On Saturday, the Nittany Lions will pack onto the lacrosse fields for the 14th year in a row to compete in weightlifting and agility exercises and interact with fans for a good cause.

Here’s what you need to know about the event:

Where: Penn State Lacrosse fields.

When: Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Where to Park: The lot directly adjacent to the lacrosse fields may be in use by Centre County’s annual Arts Fest, so there is likely to be a $5 charge, with cash-only accepted. Patrons are advised to find parking elsewhere on campus. Keep in mind that lots near Lasch and Holuba Hall are under construction.

Donations: Penn State Athletics suggests a donation of $5 to $10 from attendees, though the event itself is free. The team is attempting to raise a record $125,000 — last year Penn State football raised $120,000. Donations can also be made online at https://give.upliftingathletes.org/events/penn-state-lift-for-life-2016/e76904.

Autographs: Select players will be available to sign autographs after the event.

For the Kids: The team will also run its annual Kids Clinic directly adjacent to the main event on the lacrosse field. Admission is $5, and participants will receive a T-shirt.

Competitions: Players will face off in an obstacle course, sand bag stack, sled pull and push, shuttle run, and finish with a tug of war.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 814-231-4629, @JourdanRodrigue

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