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At Penn State Chapter young leaders get involved with Uplifting Athletes

Penn State University
At Penn State Chapter young leaders get involved with Uplifting Athletes

Penn State football student-athletes involved with Uplifting Athletes will provide periodic updates on the activities and happenings of the Nittany Lions’ chapter in 2014. They will also share some…

Former Nebraska fullback C.J. Zimmerer soaks up Maxwell Awards Gala atmosphere as 2014 Rare Disease Champion

University of Nebraska
Former Nebraska fullback C.J. Zimmerer soaks up Maxwell Awards Gala atmosphere as 2014 Rare Disease Champion

Shortly after landing in Philadelphia Thursday afternoon, former Nebraska fullback C.J. Zimmerer said the only other times he visited the Keystone State was to play Penn State in State College twice…

Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply The Best”

Harrisburg Magazine’s “Simply The Best”

A lot of people ask why Uplifting Athletes is headquartered in Harrisburg, PA.  There are a number of strategic reasons for that decision: 17 target colleges within a 6 hour driving radius, access to…

Sneak Peak at Gridiron Gala Silent Auction Items – Bid Now!

Sneak Peak at Gridiron Gala Silent Auction Items – Bid Now!

The Uplifting Athletes Gridiron Gala is just hours away and we’re busy displaying the items for this year’s silent auction. With some of the best items we’ve ever had to offer, we wa…

Rare Disease Day 2014

Rare Disease Day 2014

A big part of our mission at Uplifting Athletes is awareness. Our college football chapters across the country help their chosen rare disease in so many ways, but getting the word out is part of why t…

Relationships built by Uplifting Athletes on the road expand the support for the rare disease community year-round

Relationships built by Uplifting Athletes on the road expand the support for the rare disease community year-round

Uplifting Athletes supports the rare disease community by using college football as a platform to help and inspire those battling a rare disease with hope. As a national organization with 20 chapters…

In support of Rare Disease Day on February 28, Uplifting Athletes shares inspirational stories from road in 2013

University of Nebraska, Florida State University
In support of Rare Disease Day on February 28, Uplifting Athletes shares inspirational stories from road in 2013

Uplifting Athletes supports the rare disease community by using college football as a platform to help and inspire those battling a rare disease with hope. As a national organization with 20 chapters…

2014 Rare Disease Champion C.J. Zimmerer

University of Nebraska
2014 Rare Disease Champion C.J. Zimmerer

Sometimes the spotlight simply finds those who have no desire to be on a big stage. Reluctant or willing, how an individual handles those bright-lights moments is the true measure of their character…

The History of our Rare Disease Champion Award

The History of our Rare Disease Champion Award

Voting for the 2014 Rare Disease Champion is off and running, and it serves as a great reminder of how far this campaign has come in only its sixth year of existence. Each our five finalists owns an i…

2014 Rare Disease Champion Finalist C.J. Zimmerer

University of Nebraska
2014 Rare Disease Champion Finalist C.J. Zimmerer

Each of the five finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will have their story featured here. In order to vote for the next Rare Disease Champion, please visit our voting pag…