Proceeds benefit Uplifting Athletes, Inc.
Based on 15 Touchdowns, each worth $54.93
The student-athlete led Syracuse 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 Syracuse Football schedule consists of games at Pitt on 10/6, against UNC on 10/20 and against NC State on 10/27. For all of these games combined fans can support the Syracuse Orange 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 Syracuse stands on the 2018 Uplifting Athletes Touchdown Pledge Drive leaderboard!
Make a Pledge for each touchdown the Orange score during the month of October. We are projecting our team to score 9 touchdowns total!
The Syracuse Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2013 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Syracuse Chapter serves the Rare Disease Community in honor of Rob Long, a former Orange punter and team captain.
Long was diagnosed with a rare malignant brain tumor and battled through his rare disease to make a full recovery. Long continues to be a strong rare disease advocate and supporter of the Syracuse Chapter of 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 for your support of the Syracuse 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.)
Syracuse Chapter Leaders
|10/6||Syracuse at Pittsburgh||4||$220|
|10/20||UNC at Syracuse||5||$275|
|10/27||NC State at Syracuse||6||$330|
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