Proceeds benefit Uplifting Athletes, Inc.
Based on 11 Touchdowns, each worth $534.45
The student-athlete led Illinois Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is using college football as a platform to shine a spotlight on the Rare Disease Community by holding a Touchdown Pledge Drive throughout the month of October.
The October Illinois Football schedule consists of games at Rutgers on 10/6, against Purdue on 10/13, at Wisconsin on 10/20 and at Maryland on 10/27. For all of these games combined fans can support the Illinois Fighting Illini by making a pledge for each touchdown they score. As the games unfold, watch and cheer as each touchdown scored helps raise money to support the Rare Disease Community.
The proceeds from our 2018 Touchdown Pledge Drive support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.
Check out where Illinois stands on the 2018 Uplifting Athletes Touchdown Pledge Drive leaderboard!
Make a Pledge for each touchdown the Fighting Illini score during the month of October. We are projecting our team to score 12 touchdowns total!
The student-athlete led Illinois Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of Andrew Carter, a former Illini offensive lineman who battled the rare disease acoustic neuroma in 2011. Carter never played football again, but his fight inspired the Illinois football program to help Tackle Rare Diseases.
Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit that inspires the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport and empowers medical researchers to find cures. A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans and consequently lacks financial incentive to make and market new treatments. Founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes has college football student-athlete led chapters nationwide in FBS and FCS programs including half the schools in the Big Ten and ACC conferences.
Thank you for your support of the Illinois Chapter and the Rare Disease Community. Every little bit helps. Please don’t forget to share our Touchdown Pledge Drive campaign and your support on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
Illinois Chapter Leaders
|10/6||Illinois at Rutgers||5||$2,672|
|10/13||Purdue at Illinois||1||$534|
|10/20||Illinois at Wisconsin||2||$1,069|
|10/27||Illinois at Maryland||3||$1,603|
This campaign benefits
Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that harnesses the power of sport to build a community that invests in the lives of people impacted by rare diseases.
Contributions made to this campaign are tax-deductible.View Website