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Western Michigan Touchdown Pledge Drive 2019

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Western Michigan Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive '19, Where Every Bronco Score Means More!

The student-athlete led Western Michigan 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.

During Touchdown Pledge Drive month, the Western Michigan Broncos play home games against Miami (OH) and Bowling Green and travel to Toledo and Eastern Michigan. Fans can support the Broncos by making a pledge for each touchdown they score in all four games. We are projecting our team to score 12 touchdowns total! As the games unfold, watch and cheer as each touchdown scored helps raise money to support the Rare Disease Community.

The proceeds from our 2019 Touchdown Pledge Drive support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to create Uplifting Experiences, fund Rare Disease Research, and expand Rare Disease Awareness.

How you can help

The Western Michigan Chapter

The Western Michigan University football program started tackling rare diseases in 2018 when Broncos Jamauri Bogan and Justin Tranquill founded the chapter. The 2018 Touchdown Pledge Drive was the Broncos’ first event to support the Rare Disease Community. Western Michigan also hosted a Rare Disease Awareness Game against Syracuse to open the 2018 season. Earlier this year Bogan, a former WMU star running back, participated in the 2019 Uplifting Athletes Reps For Rare Diseases campaign.

About Uplifting Athletes

A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, Uplifting Athletes inspires the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport. Uplifting Athletes fulfills its mission through a network of college football student-athlete led chapters, Uplifting Ambassadors and Team UA participants that support our charitable programs: Uplifting Leaders, Uplifting Experiences, Rare Disease Research and Rare Disease Awareness.

Thank You!

I hope you will join our team and make a pledge to support the Western Michigan Chapter and the Rare Disease Community. Also, please share our Touchdown Pledge Drive campaign on your social media to help us Tackle Rare Diseases.


Go Broncos,

Justin Tranquill & Zaire Barnes

Western Michigan Chapter Leaders


10/5at Toledo (AWAY)3$72
10/12vs Miami OH (HOME)5$120
10/19at Eastern Michigan4$96
10/26vs Bowling Green (HOME)7$168

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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.

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