KSN Podcast: Previewing Penn State’s Lift for Life with Scott Shirley of Uplifting Athletes


Penn State will put on a show for fans at its 14th annual Lift for Life event, which raises money and awareness for rare diseases through an entertaining display of the Nittany Lions’ strength exploits. The first Lift for Life took place on Penn State’s campus in 2002 and gave way to something bigger through Uplifting Athletes, which now has 24 chapters and big presence in the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast conferences.

Through the years, some Penn State players stand out for their competitiveness in an optional contest. Sean Lee and Michael Mauti turned in some of the more memorable performances in Bob Flounders’ history of covering the event. Scott Shirley, executive director of Uplifting Athletes and a former Penn State player, recalled a must-hear story about Tamba Hali.

Flounders and Shirley talked all about Lift for Life and gave a couple predictions for the event, which takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Penn State’s lacrosse field, in a segment for the Keystone Sports Network. Check out the segment for more details and stories and stay tuned to KeystoneSportsNetwork.com for plenty more Penn State podcasts and analysis.

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