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Razorbacks participate in Lift Up America

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Razorbacks participate in Lift Up America

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas Athletic Department, Tyson Foods, Inc., and Lift Up America teamed together on a rainy Saturday morning to distribute more than 30,000 pounds of food to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and its partner agencies outside the Broyles Center.This is the sixth consecutive year that Razorback athletics has assisted in the Lift Up America program and more than 75 student-athletes and coaches participated in moving the food from a Tyson truck to various vehicles over a 45 minute span.“We are proud to once again team with Tyson Foods, Lift Up America and the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to help feed those in need and raise awareness of hunger issues in our region,” Jeff Long, University of Arkansas vice chancellor and director of athletics said. “Lift Up America continues to be a signature event in our student-athlete development program. With more than 6,500 volunteer hours already this academic year, Razorback student-athletes continue to embrace opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others.”Along with Arkansas student-athletes and coaches, Razorback director of student-athlete development Marcus Sedberry, founder and chairman of Lift Up America Dave Hannah, chairman of the board of NWA Food Bank Tim Yatsko and vice president and general manager of government food service for Tyson Foods Michael Turley all participated in the event.Members of at least 14 different Razorback teams endured the rain, which came down hard at times, to move food from palettes offloaded from a 53-foot trailer into more than 50 vehicles.



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