USC set to hold second Lift For Life event

From the University of South CarolinaJune 24, 2014 

USC football players after last year's Lift For Life event

C MICHAEL BERGEN — mbergen@thestate.com

The South Carolina Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its second Lift For Life event Thursday from 6-7 p.m. at the USC Fieldhouse.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of 25 college football student-athlete led chapters.

The Gamecocks Chapter continues its mission of raising awareness and research dollars for the rare disease Pelizaeus Merzbacher, the chosen rare disease of the South Carolina Chapter.

“Our goal is to raise awareness and $5,000 for a rare disease that a family member of a teammate is battling,” South Carolina Chapter Vice President Jordan Diaz, a redshirt senior fullback from Hamilton, N.J., said. “This is our second year holding a Lift For Life and my teammates and I are excited.

“For our fans who can’t join us, you can still support either our offense or defense team by visiting our donation page.”

The South Carolina Lift For Life is open to the public.

For fans that wish to attend the event at the Fieldhouse and watch the offense and defense Lift For Life teams compete against each other, the chapter is asking fans to contribute $5 per adult and $2 for children 12 and under. The admission fee will serve as a donation to PMD research. PMD is a rare central nervous system disorder in which coordination, motor abilities and intellectual function are delayed to variable extents.

In order to donate to the South Carolina Lift For Life and help the team reach its $5,000 goal please visit the donation page at give.upliftingathletes.org/scliftforlife2014.

Players will not be available for autographs before, during or after the session. In addition, pets are not permitted. All fans and media attending the session must stay behind the yellow rope.

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