TCU and Oregon joined forces at the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl to fight hunger in San Antonio. Each team launched a touchdown pledge challenge and invited fans to raise money for the San Antonio Food Bank. Fans around the country had the opportunity to pledge a donation for every point both teams scored during the game.
As a long-time athlete, Malcolm Jenkins knew first-hand the value of sports in youth development and the importance of playing sports safely. Using the power of sport for social good, Malcolm Jenkins launched his first annual No PHLY Zone Challenge powered by PLEDGE IT and raised more than $7,400 for the Youth Sports Safety Initiative.
A catch, a touchdown, a win is all that matters on any given Sunday. On Sunday, October 4th 2015 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, suited up for a game against the St. Louis Rams. However, this Sunday wasn’t any given Sunday. For Larry, this Sunday was greater than football, as well as the remaining games to be played in the month of October.
Last weekend Jon Harris, President and Founder of the AthLife Foundation, attempted to make 1,100 free throws in 24 hours at 11 different schools. That's right folks, 100 free throws per school in 24 hours. The most challenging part: Jon was not be allowed to leave the school until he made 100 free throws. Jon did it though, he made 1,100 free throws in less than 24 hours and raised $15,557 for the AthLife Foundation.
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts. During the 2015 MLB season, the Vs. Cancer Foundation partnered with Kyle Seager of the Seattle Mariners, a teammate of Chase Jones in college, to launch the Seager Vs. Cancer campaign. Baseball fans around the country had the opportunity to pledge any dollar amount for every hit Kyle earned during the season. The Seager Vs. Cancer campaign raised $60,184 for childhood cancer research.
The Border Bowl high school football game has a long history, deep in tradition and rivalry. Each year the Wayne Eagles and Pal-Mac Red Raiders go head to head to win "the axe" to display in their school for the year. In 2015, the teams used PLEDGE IT to drop the axe on childhood cancer.
When Pennsylvania’s Red Land Little League clinched their spot to represent the Mid-Atlantic Region at the 2015 Little League World Series, they would soon be on youth baseball’s biggest stage. The team wanted to use their new spotlight for a cause and shine it on kids battling pediatric cancer. But with only a few days until the first pitch, they needed a quick and effective fundraising solution. They knew PLEDGE IT was their answer!
Using the power of sport for social good, the Stony Brook Football launched a Touchdown Pledge Drive campaign with the help of the Uplifting Athletes Stony Brook chapter to raise more than $3,000 powered by PLEDGE IT.
This August, Pennsylvania’s Red Land Little League team had an opportunity that most kids can only dream about. Their appearance at the Little League World Series wasn’t just groundbreaking for the team though, Red Land also used their national baseball spotlight to give back. The Red Land Little League team raised more than $14,900 for Vs. Cancer Foundation at the Little League World Series.
It is hard to imagine the hundreds of thousands of children and families who have to experience the traumatic battle of childhood cancer, and even harder to imagine the children who do not have the chance to chase their dreams: to become lawyers, teachers, and doctors themselves.