Lift for Life 2014 gives a boost to Kidney Cancer Association

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Penn State football players battled in various feats of strength today (July 12) at the 12th annual Uplifting Athletes Lift for Life, which raises money for the Kidney Cancer Association. Founded at Penn State in 2003, Uplifting Athletes now has chapters at 25 universities where football players are raising awareness of rare diseases. Today's event, held at the lacrosse field, included a kids' clinic and events like the bench press, dead lift and tire flip.

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    Lift For Life concluded with a series of tug of war battles that pitted the offense against the defense. 

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
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    Cornerback Da'Quan Davis, left, and linebacker Von Walker competed in the tire flip at Lift for Life 2014. 

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
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    Tight end Jesse James competed in the 225-pound bench press at Lift For Life 2014. 

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    Safety Adrian Amos pushed a weighted sled as part of Lift for Life 2014. 

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    Penn State freshman football players ran a kids' clinic that included sprints during Lift for Life 2014. 

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
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    With lots of sun and temperatures in the 80s, fans and players were looking for ways to beat the heat at Lift For Life 2014. Wide receiver Jake Kiley cooled off with some ice and a Gatorade. 

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
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