The latest and greatest from the world of Pledge It, including campaign awards, product development, program announcements and more.
January 23, 2020 • press
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.
September 24, 2019 • press
Bears offensive lineman helped unveil a STEM and literacy program for underserved youth
September 13, 2019 • press
Vikings receiver donates $50,000 for local school partnership that will benefit at-risk student-athletes.
September 12, 2019 • press
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.
September 9, 2019 • press
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September 3, 2019 • press
Charitable outreach of weekly winners to broaden through addition of crowdfunding platform
July 9, 2019 • press
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!
November 27, 2018 • press
In honor of #GivingTuesday the team at Pledge It put together a top ten list of some of its best campaigns from 2018.
November 1, 2018 • press
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.
October 24, 2018 • press
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.
September 14, 2018 • press
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.
June 26, 2018 • press
Pledge It is Introducing a 0% Platform Fee
April 24, 2018 • press
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.
April 5, 2017 • press
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.
February 22, 2017 • press
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.
December 8, 2016 • press
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.
December 5, 2016 • press
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).
November 17, 2016 • press
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!
November 17, 2016 • press
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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