Penn State QB plans to run five miles backwards to raise money for charity
Penn State backup quarterback Will Levis has some interesting plans this weekend. He’s using his time to get in a workout to raise money for charity, but what he’s planning on doing is a little bit unique.
Levis has decided to run five miles in order to raise money for charity — backwards. That’s right, the Penn State quarterback plans to complete a five-mile challenge running backwards on Saturday.
In a video on Twitter, Levis explained his decision to help raise money.
“The current initiative that we’re really pushing right now is called, ‘Runnin’ on Lemonade,’” Levis said in a video posted on Twitter. “These past few weeks, we’ve had volunteers sign up and run a designated amount of miles, whether it’s a marathon, half-marathon, ten miles.
“As a part of the organization, as one of the people that has been a part of it from the start, I wanted to be a part of this, too. I knew I couldn’t run a marathon, half-marathon, let alone ten miles. But I figured I could do five miles and I could do it backwards. I’ve set myself to kind of do that challenge and I’ve been training for it.”
I am running 5 miles backwards for @MakinLemonFund this weekend (no, I’m not crazy). Please consider contributing to a great cause. Every dollar raised helps us get closer to normality (and to a football season)! https://t.co/XaIpeHusdq pic.twitter.com/P40Ir32Ybk
— Will Levis (@will_levis) May 19, 2020
Levis is working with the Makin’ Lemonade Fund, a virtual lemonade stand that supports the CDC Foundation, Direct Relief and Feeding America. The Penn State QB is hoping to raise $3,000, of which more than $2,600 has already been donated.
In 2019, Levis completed 28-of-47 pass attempts for 223 yards and two touchdowns while also adding 213 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in seven games.