Getting Jacked for Jaclyn! Football Shows Its Strength in Friends of Jaclyn Fundraiser
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics

NEW YORK - The Columbia football team has found the perfect way to use their off-season strength and conditioning workouts to support a great cause.  They call it the Jacked for Jaclyn Lift-a-thon.

All proceeds from the lift-a-thon will benefit The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. Formed in 2005, The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, charitable organization that improves the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and their families.

In its first year as a member and supporter of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, Columbia Football adopted Stuart MacNaughton, age 3, as an official member of the football family. Stuart is a source of constant inspiration and strength for members of the team.

On Friday, April 29, from 1-3 p.m. in front of the Dodge Physical Fitness Center on Columbia's campus, the Columbia football team is sponsoring the lift-a-thon where the student-athletes are asking friends and family to pledge money for each rep lifted for Stuart, their Friends of Jaclyn buddy. Weights of either 225 lbs or 185 lbs will be used depending on the size of the participant.

Every rep counts, so come cheer on the Lions and support a great cause!

If you'd like more information on Stuart MacNaughton or the Jacked for Jaclyn Lift-a-thon, click HERE.