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Tuesday, April 12, 2005
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University is sponsoring the "Second Annual Iron Tigers Lift-A-Thon" April 19 in the Gentry Center. TSU student-athletes will be competing in the event with sponsorships available from parents, friends, faculty, and staff. The competition will be held beginning at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Lift-A-Thon is designed to be a fund-raising event to measure the strength levels, of the student-athletes and to create a competitive spirit and camaraderie among the Tigers' sports teams. The event coordinator is Jake Cabell, TSU Associate Athletics Director for Internal Operations. TSU student-athletes will be soliciting support to compete in the event. A typical sponsorship can range from five cents to 20 cents per pound or a flat donation can be made for the student-athlete to participate. Each participating athlete will lift in the bench press, squat, and power clean. For information on the TSU Lift-A-Thon, telephone (615) 963-5922.