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Penn Touchdown Pledge Drive 2018

Proceeds benefit Uplifting Athletes, Inc.


Based on 9 Touchdowns, each worth $92.11

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Penn Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive '18, Where Every Quaker's Score Means More!

The student-athlete led Penn 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 on November 17th, 2018 in its Rare Disease Awareness game against Ivy League rival Princeton.

The October Penn Football schedule consists of games at Sacred Heart on 10/6, against Columbia on 10/13, against Yale on 10/20, at Brown on 10/27. This years Penn Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive also includes a special Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Awareness Game taking place 11/17 at Princeton. For all of these games combined fans can support the Penn Quakers 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 stands on the 2018 Uplifting Athletes Touchdown Pledge Drive leaderboard!

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The Penn Chapter

Moved by former Quakers wide receiver Kaleb Germinaro, who lost his playing career to a rare disease, Dr. David Fajgenbaum, a Castleman’s Disease Researcher who has the disease himself, and Vhito Decapria, a 7-year-old team captain and brain cancer survivor, the Penn Chapter started tackling rare diseases when it joined Uplifting Athletes in 2015.

About Uplifting Athletes

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!

Thank you for your support of the Penn 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 Chapter Leaders


10/6Penn at Sacred Heart4$368
10/13Columbia at Penn1$92
10/20Yale at Penn1$92
10/27Penn at Brown1$92
11/17Penn at Princeton2$184
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Uplifting Athletes, Inc.

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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.

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