FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – More than 30 University of Arkansas student-athletes braved the cold temperatures and light snow on Saturday morning to take part in “Lift Up America,” an outreach program designed to help local non-profit agencies feed those in need in Northwest Arkansas.
The national program dedicated to alleviating hunger around the nation, partnered with Tyson Foods, Inc., Interstate Batteries, the Ozark Food Bank and the University of Arkansas to stage the local outreach event.
Following a short press conference in the Broyles Center, the Razorbacks and Lady Razorbacks adjourned to the parking lot to help load frozen chicken and batteries onto trucks for 21 agencies that will use the products to meet needs around the region.
A total of 23 football players were among those volunteering on Saturday morning including Darren McFadden, Antwain Robinson, Robert Johnson and Ben Cleveland.
Arkansas men’s athletic director Frank Broyles and women’s athletic director Bev Lewis participated in the festivities as did the Razorback cheerleading, pom squads and mascots.
Lift Up America partners with Tyson Foods to hold 25 events annually utilizing collegiate and professional teams to distribute food and supplies.