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2018 Gridiron Gala

Our 7th Annual Gridiron Gala is Saturday, June 9th in Harrisburg, Pa. Former Penn State DT Devon Still will be the Special Guest Speaker!

2018 Rare Disease Champion

Congratulations to former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin on winning the 2018 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award.

Leadership Development Conference '18

36 college football student-athletes from 18 universities gather for a weekend of work sessions, networking and relationship building.

Who We Are

Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. Our national network of chapters is run by current football student-athletes.

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Uplifting Athletes Blog

Inaugural Young Investigator Draft hosted by Uplifting Athletes coming August 18 at Lincoln Financial Field
Princeton University, Colgate University, Saint Francis University, Stony Brook University, University of Pennsylvania
Six FCS Chapters kick off 2018 Lift For Life season with successful events
Enduring neuroblastoma diagnosis with daughter Leah helped Devon Still find a purpose and passion for life after football
NFL teams welcome 29 players who gave back during Reps For Rare Diseases campaign
Princeton University
Princeton Chapter annual Lift For Life on deck May 8th and will feature an offense vs. defense bench press competition
Colgate University
Colgate Chapter set to hold Lift For Life April 26 featuring a bench press competition between offense and defense
Mitchell Meyers came all the way back from 18-month battle with a rare disease to play his final season at Iowa State and win the 2017 Rare Disease Champion Award
University of Pennsylvania
Fourth annual Penn Chapter Lift For Life set for April 23 and will feature a bench press competition between offense and defense
Davidson football program joins Uplifting Athletes chapter network and set to host inaugural Lift For Life event April 26
Saint Francis University
Saint Francis Chapter annual Lift For Life on April 21st features bench press competition between offense and defense

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Saturday, June 30, 2018

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