by Andy Shay
The Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is holding its 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community Saturday when the Nittany Lions hit the road to face Rutgers.
Led by Garrett Sickels, Tom Devenney, and Trace McSorley, the Penn State Chapter leaders are challenging fans to join together and pledge any amount to help them reach their goal of $1,000 per touchdown.
A previous donor to the Penn State Chapter has agreed to pledge another $1,000 per touchdown once the initial goal is met.
To make a pledge, visit the online Penn State Touchdown Pledge Drive site at pledgeit.org/psu16.
Each touchdown the Nittany Lions score against Rutgers helps the student-athlete led Penn State Chapter continue its mission of using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
“These pledge drives are so much fun because it’s a chance for us to work with our fans and accomplish something bigger than football together,” McSorley said. “And Uplifting Athletes has been good for our team, definitely, but even more so for the people with rare diseases we’re able to help”
During its current six-game winning streak, the Penn State offense is averaging five touchdowns per game.
Proceeds from the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes Football Pledge Drive supports rare disease research and patient focused programs.
The Penn State Chapter is the charter Uplifting Athletes Chapter and started what has since become a nationwide movement in 2003. Since its inception, the Penn State Chapter has raised more than $1 million in support of life changing research for the rare diseases community.
Support the Penn State Chapter and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community by signing up for its Touchdown Pledge Drive today!