Check out the top 10 performance based fundraising campaigns of 2014-2015! These teams and athletes were able to raise awareness and funds for their favorite causes simply by doing what they love - playing sports!
10. Notre Dame Touchdown Pledge Drive
The Notre Dame Chapter of Uplifting Athletes launched a campaign to raise funds osteosarcoma, a rare disease, at the Music City Bowl against LSU. They scored 4 touchdowns and raised over $1,900.
9. Penn State University Tennis Hit's for Life
Last year, senior captain, Michael Reilly fought off kidney disease. He launched the Hits for Life campaign and raised over $4,000 in 2 months.
8. Alex Gordon's Hits for Team Jack at the World Series
During the 2014 World Series, Team Jack Foundation and Alex Gordon of the Royals launched his Step Up to the Plate campaign. Fans were able to raise over $6,200 for pediatric brain cancer research.
7. Jesse James Reps for Research
At the NFL Combine, Jesse James launched his Reps for Research campaign to raise funds for his favorite charity, Uplifting Athletes. He recorded 26 bench press reps and raised over $5,400.
6. Cairo Santo's Kicking Big with Big Brothers Big Sisters of KC
Last season Cairo wanted to support his favorite charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City, by raising funds based on the number of field goals we scored. He ended up raising over $4,800 in just one month.
5. Baylor's Touchdown Pledge Drive for Cerebral Palsy
The Baylor Chapter of Uplifting Athletes launched a campaign to raise funds cerebral palsy, a rare disease, at the Kansas game. They scored 7 touchdowns and raise over $6,100.
4. Rosebowl Rivalry for Faconi Amenia
During the College Football Playoff Rosebowl game, Oregon and FSU teamed up to raise funds and awareness for Fanconi anemia, a rare disease. With the help from fans, over $14,100 were raised for Fanconi Anemia Research Fund and Uplifting Athletes.
3. Kyle Seager Vs. Cancer
Kyle Seager, of the Seattle Mariners, and his wife Julie wanted to help children with cancer and launched a hit campaign called SeagerVsCancer. In 3 days, Kyle raised over $30,000 for the VS. Cancer Foundation by offering incentives and a matching pledge offer.
2. Passing It On with Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers and Kevin Acee pledged $1 for every passing yard Rivers recorded each year. On average, they would raise $9,000 to $10,00. In 2014, Philip launched an online campaign to encourage fan participation and ended up raising over $106,000!
1. Devon Still's Sack Cancer for His Daughter Leah
Last June, Devon Still's daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with cancer. In an effort to raise awareness for pediatric cancer, Devon launched his Sack Cancer campaign. He raised over $155,000 and helped raise national awareness for pediatric cancer.
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