UF football to host charity strongman competition
The annual strongman competition between Florida football players is generally a private gathering, a signaling of the end of summer and the beginning of fall drills, which helps build chemistry.
Tonight, the Gators will open it up to the public.
Florida will host its inaugural Gator Charity Challenge tonight at 7 p.m., at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
The fundraiser will feature the 2008 Gators challenging each other in a series of strength competitions to raise money for six charities: American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Children’s Miracle Network, March of Dimes and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
The event is free and open to the public. Pledge cards will be available on the West Concourse for fans to have an opportunity to donate; cash and checks will not be accepted on site, only pledge form donations. Each person who fills out a pledge card will receive a raffle ticket and become eligible to receive an assortment of Florida Gator paraphernalia.
The Gator Charity Challenge is being held in association with Uplifting Athletes to help raise public awareness of rare diseases. For more information, go to upiftingathletes.org.