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Chicago's Rashaad Coward Named Week 2 NFLPA Community MVP

September 24, 2019press

Bears offensive lineman helped unveil a STEM and literacy program for underserved youth

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Minnesota's Adam Thielen Named Week 1 NFLPA Community MVP

September 13, 2019press

Vikings receiver donates $50,000 for local school partnership that will benefit at-risk student-athletes.

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Titans Logan Ryan talks about his Pledge It campaign to support animal rescue

September 12, 2019press

Logan Ryan talks with the NFL Network's Good Morning Football about his Defending Animals campaign where fans can pledge for every tack he makes this season to support animal rescue.

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Pledge It Helps Brands Drive Engagement Through Cause Marketing

September 9, 2019press

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Kansas City's Derrick Nnadi Named Week 0 NFLPA Community MVP

September 6, 2019press

This press release was originally published at the site of the NFL Players' Association. To view this release in its original format, go here

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NFLPA Partners with Pledge It for Community MVP Program

September 3, 2019press

Charitable outreach of weekly winners to broaden through addition of crowdfunding platform

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MLB All-Star Break: Our On and Off The Field Stars

July 9, 2019press

As we enter the MLB All-Star break we highlight some of our top campaigns from the first half of the season. Whether it’s been Stealing Bases to Stop Cancer, or Pitching in for Rescue Animals, players across the league have raised nearly a million dollars in charitable donations toward 17 different causes. Here are a few of our top Major League Baseball Stars— on and off the field!

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A Detailed History of Athlete Empowerment

May 9, 2019press

The team here at Pledge It is guided by the company’s founding principle: Empowering athletes to achieve social good. That can come in many forms and functions— from advocating for social justice and equality, to fighting global hunger, to funding medical treatment or equipment, to protesting a war. For as long as athletes have grabbed headlines, they have used their platforms to impact the issues that are most important to them. In turn, the stands taken by these men and women have enabled them to transcend sports, and cross from the record books to the history books. When you see many of the photos below, you will often think not of athletic achievements, but of achievements in social good.

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Giving Tuesday 2018: Ten of Pledge It's Top Campaigns

November 27, 2018press

In honor of #GivingTuesday the team at Pledge It put together a top ten list of some of its best campaigns from 2018.

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The 162 Home Run Challenge

November 1, 2018press

At the beginning of the season New York Yankees' super fans Steve Melia and Marybeth Longona embarked on an epic journey—attending all 167 Yankees games, including the playoffs. But that's just where the story started. By partnering with Pledge It, the couple raised over $28,000, split amongst four non-profit organizations.

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9 Reasons Why MSBC is a Great Conference

October 24, 2018press

For the second year in a row, Pledge It was an official partner of the Michigan Sports Business Conference. The student-led event was held at the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business on October 18th & 19th. The conference brought together top industry professionals and students looking to gain insight and entry to the ever-growing sports business world. This year, our partnership took on a new dimension with Pledge It presenting MSBC’s first ever charitable campaign— First Downs for First Step—which can be found at pledgeit.org/msbc.

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Pledge It's 2018 MLB Campaign Awards

September 27, 2018press

As the MLB season winds down, we pause to recognize some of our top campaigners from the 2018 season. We present the First Annual Pledge It MLB Campaign Awards.

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Touchdowns Against Cancer featured on NFL Network

September 14, 2018press

The NFL Network has featured the amazing story of Tom Pettry and the work of high school football teams across the country in Touchdowns Against Cancer, the nation's largest high school football charity program. Each September, communities unite in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month through this initiative created by Pledge It & MaxPreps, a CBS Sports Digital property.

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Pledge It is Going Free for All Online Fundraising Campaigns

June 26, 2018press

Pledge It is Introducing a 0% Platform Fee

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The Professional Basketball Combine Announces the Rising to the Challenge Fundraising Campaign on Pledge It

April 24, 2018press

In only its second year, of the Professional Basketball Combine (PBC) has decided that it's time to give back and create change in the community. The PBC has partnered with Pledge It to launch the inaugural Professional Basketball Combine: Rising to the Challenge fundraising campaign to benefit PeacePlayers.

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High School Baseball Teams Honor America’s Heroes

April 5, 2017press

Since 1980, over 1,000 special operations warriors have given their lives so that we might be free to pursue passions such as the sport of baseball. When these heroes died, whether in training or on the battlefield, many left behind loved ones, including over 1,100 children. In an effort to honor their sacrifice, high school baseball teams across the country have joined together to participate in STRIKE FORCE: Runs for Warriors.

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Garrett Sickels Uses Reps for Rare Diseases Campaign to Raise Awareness at 2017 NFL Combine

February 22, 2017press

Former Penn State defensive standout and future NFL draft pick, Garrett Sickels is raising awareness and funds for the rare disease community at the 2017 NFL Combine by allowing fans and supporters to pledge for every bench press rep he performs.

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Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Finalists Use PLEDGE IT to Raise Funds and Awareness

December 8, 2016press

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.

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Brain Cancer Survivor to Run 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days

December 5, 2016press

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).

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Sandra Gal and Brittany Lincicome Play For Girls Golf At CME Group Tournament

November 17, 2016press

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!

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Penn State Chapter Of Uplifting Athletes Launches Touchdown Pledge Drive

November 17, 2016press

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.

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Dolphins DB Michael Thomas is campaigning for kids

October 22, 2016press

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.

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Whittier Christian football community steps up to fight cancer

September 29, 2016press

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.

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