Rama N’diaye, a native of Dakar, Senegal, crossed the globe to join the University of California in the Fall of 2006. She embarked on a five-year career for the Golden Bears. After her college career, she went on to play professional basketball for three seasons in Iran, Spain, and Turkey. Unfortunately, in July, 2016 she was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer at the young age of 29. When news reached the current 2016-17 University of California Women's Basketball team, the staff and players decided to do something epic to help Rama!
PLEDGE IT salutes all of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees, and is proud to have partnered with four of them to help raise awareness and money for the important causes that they have dedicated themselves to supporting.
BethAnn Telford, an endurance athlete with brain cancer, will compete in the 2017 World Marathon Challenge on seven continents in seven consecutive days. Telford is the only cancer survivor and only American woman in the race. She will run to raise global awareness about brain cancer and raise $1 million for research supported by ABC2 (Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure).
From November 17th and 20th, two LPGA superstars will compete at the CME Group Tour Championship with one mission – changing lives. Sandra Gal and Brittany Lincicome are joining forces to participate in the LPGA Birdie Challenge to raise awareness and donations for LPGA*USGA Girls Golf (Girls Golf), which is a program powered by the LPGA Foundation and the USGA. Girls Golf empowers girls through the game of golf and inspires them to dream big!
The Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is holding its 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community Saturday when the Nittany Lions hit the road to face Rutgers. Led by Garrett Sickels, Tom Devenney, and Trace McSorley, the Penn State Chapter leaders are challenging fans to join together and pledge any amount to help them reach their goal of $1,000 per touchdown.
Whether the topic is business, athletics, schooling or any other category of one’s life development, a level playing field and proper guidance would undoubtedly mix the company of the haves and have nots.
The Whittier Christian football team is participating in the Touchdowns Against Cancer campaign, and leads all Southern California schools in the fundraiser. Quarterback Quinn Commans, right, contributed three touchdowns in a win over Duarte last week. Funds, which go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, are pledged based on how many touchdowns a team scores.
After sharing the Ivy League championship with Harvard and Dartmouth last season, the Penn Quakers have every reason to believe an outright Ivy League title is there for the taking in 2016. Penn welcomes back 12 starters, including seven on offense, and have more veteran offensive firepower back in the fold than any team in the Ivy League.
This Friday, DeSoto High School Head Coach Todd Peterman and his Eagles will find touchdowns will have an impact on more than just the game at hand. Football coaches don’t typically need much motivation to put more points on the board, but this Friday will be different. The Eagles will participate in the first ever Touchdowns Against Cancer campaign, which is sponsored by MaxPreps and PLEDGE IT.