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Penn State Touchdown Pledge Drive 2017

Proceeds benefit Uplifting Athletes, Inc.


Based on 8 Touchdowns, each worth $1,585.50

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Penn State Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive '17, Where Every Nittany Lions Score Means More!

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.

For the home game against Georgia State on September 16, fans can support the defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Nittany Lions by making a pledge for each touchdown they score.

The proceeds from our 2017 Touchdown Pledge Drive support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Please join our team as we tackle rare diseases by making your pledge today and click here to view the leaderboard and see where we rank against other Uplifting Athletes chapters!

How you can help

The Penn State Chapter

Penn State was the first Uplifting Athletes Chapter. Founded in 2003 by Uplifting Athletes founder Scott Shirley in honor of his father, Don Shirley. When Don Shirley was diagnosed with a rare disease, Scott Shirley and his Penn State teammates rallied behind the notion of using their position as college football student-athletes to shine a spotlight on the rare disease community.

The Penn State Chapter has run a Lift For Life as part of Uplifting Athletes every year since 2003, and recently held its 15th Lift For Life event.

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 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


9/17Penn State vs. Georgia State8$12,684
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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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