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Catching up with 2016 Rare Disease Champion, USC long snapper Jake Olson

Catching up with 2016 Rare Disease Champion, USC long snapper Jake Olson

2016 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Jake Olson is one of the 1 in 10 Americans affected by one of more than 7,000 rare diseases. The native of southern California was born with retinoblastom…

Iowa State defensive end Mitchell Meyers wins 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion award

Iowa State defensive end Mitchell Meyers wins 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion award

Iowa State University defensive end Mitchell Meyers is the ninth winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion award. Meyers earned more votes than the other three 2017 finalists in a public…

Voting to determine 2017 Rare Disease Champion hits the stretch run

University of Notre Dame
Voting to determine 2017 Rare Disease Champion hits the stretch run

Voting to determine the ninth winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion award has reached the home stretch. The 2017 winner is decided by a public online vote that runs until midnight on…

Illinois Chapter President Joe Spencer named Wooden Citizen Cup Finalist

University of Illinois
Illinois Chapter President Joe Spencer named Wooden Citizen Cup Finalist

Illinois football center Joe Spencer was recently announced as a finalist for the Wooden Citizen Cup, an award given to the most outstanding role model among athletes. The award, named after famed UC…

Clemson Tigers highlight Uplifting Athletes Chapter bowl season by winning National Championship

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Clemson Tigers highlight Uplifting Athletes Chapter bowl season by winning National Championship

Clemson became the second university with an Uplifting Athletes Chapter to win the college football National Championship with its dramatic victory over defending champion Alabama. Florida State won t…

Public online voting to determine 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion opens up

Public online voting to determine 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion opens up

Uplifting Athletes is pleased to announce the four finalists for the 2017 Rare Disease Champion Award. The Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award is given to a leader in college football who h…

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: James Conner, Pittsburgh

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: James Conner, Pittsburgh

Each of the finalists for the 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2017 Rare Disease Champion, you can vis…

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Dexter Williams, Notre Dame

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Dexter Williams, Notre Dame

Each of the finalists for the 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2017 Rare Disease Champion, you can vis…

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Mitchell Meyers, Iowa State

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Mitchell Meyers, Iowa State

Each of the finalists for the 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2017 Rare Disease Champion, you can vis…

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Michael Hirsch, Michigan

2017 Rare Disease Champion Finalist: Michael Hirsch, Michigan

Each of the finalists for the 2017 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award will be featured here. In order to cast your online vote to help determine the 2017 Rare Disease Champion, you can vis…