Proceeds benefit Uplifting Athletes, Inc.
Based on 9 Touchdowns, each worth $592.89
The student-athlete led Penn State 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 Penn State Football schedule consists of games against Michigan State on 10/13, at Indiana on 10/20 and against Iowa on 10/27. For all of these games combined fans can support the Penn State Nittany Lions 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 Penn State stands on the 2018 Uplifting Athletes Touchdown Pledge Drive leaderboard!
Make a Pledge for each touchdown the Nittany Lions score during the month of October. We are projecting our team to score 9 touchdowns total!
The Penn State Chapter is the charter Uplifting Athletes Chapter and served as the catalyst for what has become a nationwide movement. Penn State has run a Lift For Life every year since 2003. Uplifting Athletes was founded in 2003 when Scott Shirley’s father, Don, was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer and the doctors only gave Mr. Shirley six months to live. The Nittany Lion football team rallied around the idea of leveraging a summer strength and conditioning competition into a fundraising event called Lift For Life®.
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 Penn State 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.)
Penn State Chapter Leaders
|10/13||Michigan State at Penn State||2||$1,186|
|10/20||Penn State at Indiana||4||$2,372|
|10/27||Iowa at Penn State||3||$1,779|
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