Wednesday, 28 July 2010 10:58
The University of Florida football team knows there is more to win this season than another National Championship and SEC Title.
Story by Jennette Holzworth; photos by Sarah Hsu
While winning those trophies means sticking together and fighting until the final whistle blows, the Gator Charity Challenge means competing against each other in an effort to make the Gator Nation a healthier place to live.
Six senior defensive players (each representing a charity) formed squads of fellow teammates that will compete in feats of strength on Friday to raise money for six Shands-affiliated charities: American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida, Shands Cancer Hospital and STOP! Children’s Cancer.
Last year’s event, which attracted about 2,500 fans, included the tire flip, sled push and an obstacle course. Pledge cards will be available on the West Concourse of the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for fans to donate to the charities.
The third-ranked Gators open their 2010 season at noon against Miami University (Ohio) on Saturday, September 4.
What: Gator Charity Challenge
When: Friday, July 30 at 7 pm (weather permitting) (Enter through Gates 1-4 on the West Concourse starting at 6 pm)
Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
Cost: Free and open to the public
The Captain Lineup Includes:
Ahmad Black (safety)—Shands Cancer Center
Lorenzo Edwards (linebacker) —STOP! Children’s Cancer
A.J. Jones (linebacker)—Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida
Duke Lemmens (defensive end)—March of Dimes
Brandon Antwine (defensive tackle)—American Cancer Society
Terron Sanders (defensive tackle)—American Heart Association
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