Deacs to Host 'Pump Up For Piccolo' on Wednesday
The Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive was started by students in 1980 in memory of former Wake Forest football star Brian Piccolo.
April 25, 2016

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – On Wednesday, April 27, Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson and members of the Demon Deacon football team will join with the men of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and other WFU fraternities, sororities and student organizations to compete in a weight lifting and strength event to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund Drive.

The Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive was established by students in 1980 in memory of a great Wake Forest athlete/alum and Chicago Bear football start who died of cancer at the young age of 26. The inaugural year of the drive brought in $3,500 and each successive year has seen increases in both community involvement and monies raise (over $2 million for 35 years). The monies raised are donated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University. In this, the 19th year, the “Pump Up For Piccolo” event alone has set a goal of $3,000 in the fight against cancer.

Twenty two teams comprised of two football players and two student organization members will compete against each other in a series of strength and agility events. There will be separate divisions for men and women. Prizes will be awarded to the “strongest” team. The Wake Forest Athletic Department is a proud sponsor of “Pump Up For Piccolo” to help find a cure for cancer.

For more information, please contact Michael Ford at the Wake Forest Pro Humanitate Institute at (336), 758-5921.



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