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April 21, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State fans will have several opportunities to donate to charitable organizations prior to Saturday's Blue-White Game presented by AAA. Canners will be at three different gates inside Beaver Stadium to collect contributions with proceeds benefitting Lift for Life, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Life for Life will be located at Gate B, PCAR will be at E, and RAINN will be located at Gate A. Canning outside of Beaver Stadium is prohibited. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and an autograph session with the players begins at 11:55 a.m. until 12:40 p.m. and the game kicks off at 2 p.m.
For a complete schedule of Blue-White Weekend events, click here.
The Blue-White Game will air on the Penn State Sports Network with Steve Jones and Jack Ham calling the action. ESPN Radio 1450 and WBUS (93.7) in State College are among the nearly 30 affiliates carrying the contest. The game will air Saturday at 8 p.m. on BTN.
About Lift for Life
Lift for Life donations benefit the Kidney Cancer Association. Over its first nine years at Penn State Lift for Life has grown tremendously. Last year, more than 80 Nittany Lion football student-athletes tested their strength and endurance in a strength and conditioning challenge that raised a record total of $100,930 for kidney cancer awareness and assistance. Founded by Penn State football teammates Scott Shirley, Dave Costlow and Damone Jones, the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has raised more than $600,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association since 2003.
About the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is the oldest anti-sexual violence coalition in the U.S. The organization represents 51 sexual assault centers that serve victims in the state's 67 counties. Each year these centers provide confidential services, at no charge, to more than 30,000 men, women and children affected by sexual abuse.
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth Magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in a partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country. Through efforts at concerts, on campus and in communities, RAINN is able to reach more than 120 million Americans each year in the hopes of informing communities about sexual assault. In 2007, RAINN expanded its hotline to the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, the nation's first secure, web-based hotline that provides live and confidential help to victims through an interactive interface.
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