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Still Strong: The Uplifting Athletes ESPY Winners

Still Strong: The Uplifting Athletes ESPY Winners

For the third time since 2011, an ESPY Award will go to a winner with a tie to rare diseases and Uplifting Athletes. Tonight at the annual awards show hosted by ESPN, former Penn State and current Cin…

Arizona Chapter part of Pac-12 Good Works team learning valuable, tough life lessons

Arizona Chapter part of Pac-12 Good Works team learning valuable, tough life lessons

Andrew Valdez was a super fan of the University of Arizona. And he served as the inspiration for the football team choosing cystic fibrosis as the rare disease to champion and starting an Uplifting At…

2015 Leadership Retreats: Two Weekends of Student-Athlete Leadership Training

2015 Leadership Retreats: Two Weekends of Student-Athlete Leadership Training

One of the key components for the college football student-athletes who choose to be members of the Uplifting Athletes Chapter leadership team is hands-on training. Over the past five years, the Uplif…

Uplifting Athletes Letterman’s Club launched; Rare Disease Champion honored at Maxwell Awards Gala

Uplifting Athletes Letterman’s Club launched; Rare Disease Champion honored at Maxwell Awards Gala

Uplifting Athletes had the pleasure of participating in the 78th Maxwell Football Club Awards Gala this past weekend at The Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. This was the third consecutive year w…

Inside Perspective on the 2015 Rare Disease Champion Award

Inside Perspective on the 2015 Rare Disease Champion Award

Andy Shay is the Director of External Relations at Uplifting Athletes. After spending 21 years as a sportswriter covering high school and college football in Central PA, Andy joined Uplifting Athle…

News and notes on all six Rare Disease Champion finalists

News and notes on all six Rare Disease Champion finalists

We have hit the halfway mark of the 2015 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion online voting campaign that launched January 12th and continues until January 31st. Each of the six finalists has a ra…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Greg Stevens, Eastern Illinois University

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Greg Stevens, Eastern Illinois University

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Levi Norwood, Baylor

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Levi Norwood, Baylor

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Sammie Coates, Auburn

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Sammie Coates, Auburn

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Quinterrius Eatmon, University of South Florida

2015 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Quinterrius Eatmon, University of South Florida

Each of the six finalists for the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2015 Rare Disease Champion, you can visi…