A 2015 regular season for the record books may be complete, but Penn football still wants one more. During the Quakers’ stunning run to the Ivy League championship, the Red and Blue raised money for the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network in an effort to help Perelman School of Medicine professor David Fajgenbaum — who played quarterback at Georgetown under current Penn defensive coordinator Bob Benson — cure his own illness.
But now, following a nationwide change in the structure of the Uplifting Athletes organization allowing teams to raise money for multiple rare diseases, Penn will be taking its fundraising efforts to the next level.
“That change made it a lot easier to get everybody involved,” junior Tyrone Quarterman said. “Obviously we love Dr. Fajgenbaum and we think that cause is great, but the more people you can reach, the easier it is to get more people on board.”
PLEDGE IT is an online fundraising platform that empowers teams and athletes at any level for all sports to raise money based on their athletic performance. Fans can pledge any dollar amount for every touchdown, run, or point scored to benefit their team or favorite cause. PLEDGE IT has been featured on ESPN, Ellen DeGeneres Show, USA TODAY, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, and MSNBC. For more information about PLEDGE IT, visit www.pledgeit.org.