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.
Whether the topic is business, athletics, schooling or any other category of one’s life development, a level playing field and proper guidance would undoubtedly mix the company of the haves and have nots.
The Whittier Christian football team is participating in the Touchdowns Against Cancer campaign, and leads all Southern California schools in the fundraiser. Quarterback Quinn Commans, right, contributed three touchdowns in a win over Duarte last week. Funds, which go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, are pledged based on how many touchdowns a team scores.
After sharing the Ivy League championship with Harvard and Dartmouth last season, the Penn Quakers have every reason to believe an outright Ivy League title is there for the taking in 2016. Penn welcomes back 12 starters, including seven on offense, and have more veteran offensive firepower back in the fold than any team in the Ivy League.
This Friday, DeSoto High School Head Coach Todd Peterman and his Eagles will find touchdowns will have an impact on more than just the game at hand. Football coaches don’t typically need much motivation to put more points on the board, but this Friday will be different. The Eagles will participate in the first ever Touchdowns Against Cancer campaign, which is sponsored by MaxPreps and PLEDGE IT.
When Legacy Christian Academy takes the field Friday night every touchdown scored will result in donations for pediatric cancer research.
Colgate claimed the Patriot League title a year ago and won a pair of FCS college football playoff games in a banner year for the Raiders’ program. But that was last year and time marches on like smoke through a keyhole. The Raiders still have enough pieces back to have a legitimate shot at repeating behind quarterback Jake Melville and a defense that will once again be strong against the run.
The football team helps to prevent childhood cancer from Thursday, Sept. 15 to Saturday, Oct. 1 through the Touchdowns Against Cancer fundraiser. All money raised during the fundraiser will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Jaguar fans can pledge to donate for every touchdown that is scored.
For the next two weeks, the Red Springs and Fairmont football teams will be scoring touchdowns in an effort to beat something other than their opponents: childhood cancer.