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.
A previous donor to the Penn State Chapter has agreed to pledge another $1,000 per touchdown once the initial goal is met.
To make a pledge, visit the online Penn State Touchdown Pledge Drive site at pledgeit.org/psu16.
Each touchdown the Nittany Lions score against Rutgers helps the student-athlete led Penn State Chapter continue its mission of using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
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