Uplifting Athletes Blog

Tim Shaw has bold plan for living a full life with ALS

Penn State University
Tim Shaw has bold plan for living a full life with ALS

Tim Shaw is a former Penn State and Tennessee Titans linebacker who is an Uplifting Athletes Letterman. Recently during the ALS IceBucket Challenge, Shaw used the challenge to announce publicly that h…

Beyond The Trophy: Michael Ramos, Princeton University

Princeton University
Beyond The Trophy: Michael Ramos, Princeton University

Name: Michael Ramos College: Princeton University Height, weight, class, position: 6-4, 285 pounds, senior, offensive lineman High School: St. Ignatius HS in Cleveland, Ohio About Michael Ramos: In hi…

The epitome of “Together We Are Stronger”

The epitome of “Together We Are Stronger”

This story was posted Saturday in support of the Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Game at Nebraska against McNeese State by Randy York, who writes for Huskers.com. On Saturday, inside Memorial Stadium…

Beyond The Trophy: Anthony Lopez, University of Arizona

University of Arizona
Beyond The Trophy: Anthony Lopez, University of Arizona

Each week during the college football season Uplifting Athletes will highlight one of its student-athlete chapter leaders with an in-depth Q&A. Name: Anthony Lopez College: University of Arizona H…

Chapter check presentation highlights opening weekend trip to Syracuse

Syracuse University
Chapter check presentation highlights opening weekend trip to Syracuse

College football is back, and we could not be more excited. Bring on the dramatic finishes, big upsets and unbelievable comebacks. Our first stop this season was a trip to update New York and a visit…

Beyond The Trophy: Joe Spencer, University of Illinois

University of Illinois
Beyond The Trophy: Joe Spencer, University of Illinois

Each week during the college football season Uplifting Athletes will highlight one of its student-athlete chapter leaders with an in-depth Q&A. Name: Joe Spencer College: University of Illinois He…

Colgate Prepared for First Game vs. Ball State

Colgate University
Colgate Prepared for First Game vs. Ball State

We touched down in Muncie, Indiana just after noon today. From the airport we bussed to Scheumann Stadium for a flawless Friday practice. We are currently relaxing in the hotel awaiting meetings and d…

Barth syndrome is another rare disease that affects children

Barth syndrome is another rare disease that affects children

Uplifting Athletes supports the larger rare disease community in addition to the rare diseases our 25 student-athletes led chapters champion. We welcome any rare disease organization to share their st…

Surviving the second GORUCK Challenge in Harrisburg

Surviving the second GORUCK Challenge in Harrisburg

My name is Amy Ladas, I’m 36 years young, and I currently live in Harrisburg, Pa. I love anything that challenges me and forces me outside of my comfort zone… intellectually, emotionally,…

A “Rare” Perspective on the #IceBucketChallenge

A “Rare” Perspective on the #IceBucketChallenge

Becky Mayes is the Chapter Manager for Uplifting Athletes, a national nonprofit which aligns college football with rare diseases. Every person has their opinion about the virality of the #IceBucketCha…