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Penn State Uplifting Athletes to Auction Autographed Footballs from Blue-White Game

May 5, 2016

Featured Image auction of autographed game-used footballs with Uplifting Athletes logo benefit the rare disease community

May 5, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – The Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is auctioning off five autographed game-used footballs from the Blue-White Game on The auction runs until Wednesday, June 1 at noon.

The auction, which can be found at, features three Blue-White Game balls with the Uplifting Athletes logo, are autographed by Penn State head coach James Franklin, while the two others autographed by Franklin, defensive coordinator Brent Pry and offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. The net proceeds from the auction will benefit the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes.

The 14th Annual Penn State Lift for Life will take place Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at the Penn State Lacrosse Field. Last July, the 13th Annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes Lift for Life raised more than $120,000. Last year’s fundraising efforts brought the cumulative total of funds raised to more than $1.1 million to benefit kidney cancer research and the rare disease community.

The nationwide network of Uplifting Athletes chapters led by college football student-athletes help bring the vision of Uplifting Athletes to life, which is to empower people to take action against rare diseases and inspires the medical community to find cures. The rare disease community has benefitted from the efforts of Uplifting Athletes since Penn State football players hosted the first Lift for Life in 2003.

Penn State opens the 2016 campaign against Kent State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, September 3.

Season tickets for the 2016 campaign, which includes five Big Ten home games for the first time are on sale, with nearly 3,000 new season tickets having been sold. There will not be any increase in the price of Penn State football season tickets or Nittany Lion Club donation levels for next season.

For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing new 2016 season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit, call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m-6 p.m.