A Midstate football team is raising money by doing what they do every Friday night. Every touchdown gets them a little closer to their goal. It works through donations online: Parents and fans pledge to donate a certain amount of money every time Cumberland Valley High School finds the end zone.
The team operates the fundraiser through the site pledgeit.org. So far, seven donors are promising just under $30 for every six points. Since the team has been raising money, they’ve scored 28 touchdowns, for nearly $1,200 in donations. That money goes to the group Uplifting Athletes, a charity which runs through college football teams and works to bring awareness and new research to rare diseases.
Coach said, “We’ve had some good responses,” said head football coach Michael Whitehead. “There’s a lot of different organizations at Cumberland Valley that are involved in raising money.”