Penn State defensive end Garrett Sickels is finding a unique way to give back.
At next month's NFL Combine, Sickels will donate money to charity for every rep he does on the bench press. Considering he's a 6-foot-4, 260-pound defensive lineman, he will likely bang out a couple of dozen.
Sickels is working with Uplifting Athletes, which was founded in 2007 and raises money to fight rare diseases.
Here's more on his cause:
As I take the next step toward my NFL dream, I have made an important decision to use my performance at the NFL Combine to support Uplifting Athletes and their mission to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport, and empower medical researchers to find cures.
I was honored to be an Uplifting Athletes Letterman and part of the leadership team for the Penn State Chapter. I participated in Lift for Life every summer that I was on campus. This was a very important part of my PSU life and experience, and that is why I’ve chosen to launch my Reps for Research campaign for Uplifting Athletes in support of the rare disease community.
This is pretty awesome from Sickels. He has already raised more than 70 percent of his target goal ($5,000).
To donate, click here.