Lift For Life Rasies over $100,000

Lift for Life 2012. Photo courtesy of

The Penn State Football Team takes ‘scrimmage’ to a new level in the annual “Lift for Life” games. In July, the offense took on the defense, pushing vans across the field to raise money for the Kidney Cancer Association through the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Read details of this year’s competition at



About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.