Uplifting Athletes Blog

At the Intersection of Passion and Purpose

At the Intersection of Passion and Purpose

Stephanie Shirley, the wife of Uplifting Athletes Executive Director Scott Shirley, shares and enlightening and personal story about her passion for fitness has reached new levels and is now intersect…

A message from outgoing Colgate Chapter President Jimmy DeCicco

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A message from outgoing Colgate Chapter President Jimmy DeCicco

I’d like to get you all caught up on the latest Colgate Football news, prior to the start of preseason camp on August 3rd. Defensive captain Mike Armiento proudly told me that there are close to…

Former Penn State DT Devon Still and Bengals aim to sack pediatric cancer

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Former Penn State DT Devon Still and Bengals aim to sack pediatric cancer

Two months has felt like a lifetime in some respects for former Penn State and current Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still. Since he was told his 4-year-old daughter Leah has neuroblastoma…

GORUCK events evaporate individual mindset with powerful team building concepts

GORUCK events evaporate individual mindset with powerful team building concepts

Uplifting Athletes staff member Andy Shay wrote this first-hand account of his GORUCK experience last year when he was a sportswriter for PennLive/The Patriot-News. Coming full circle to the exact spo…

Weekend in Harrisburg: 2014 Uplifting Athletes Leadership Retreat

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Weekend in Harrisburg: 2014 Uplifting Athletes Leadership Retreat

You never know what will happen when you get nearly a dozen college football players together for a weekend. Throw spaghetti, marshmallows and a Twitter scavenger hunt into the equation and the founda…

More than 50 players from Uplifting Athletes chapter network taken in NFL Draft

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More than 50 players from Uplifting Athletes chapter network taken in NFL Draft

With 25 chapters run by current college football student-athletes nationwide, Uplifting Athletes had plenty of players from its network of chapters drafted at the recently completed NFL Draft. Anchore…

Penn State Chapter Efforts Continue Year-Round

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Penn State Chapter Efforts Continue Year-Round

As the Penn State Chapter continues its push to $1 million dollars raised for kidney cancer research, new president Ben Kline and the rest of his committed leadership team stays busy. Earlier this yea…

Colgate spring game also a fundraiser for Uplifting Athletes

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Colgate spring game also a fundraiser for Uplifting Athletes

I hope you had a chance to enjoy the Easter holiday with family and friends. Today, the sun is shining in Hamilton as we prepare to strap up for our final week of spring practice. After four weeks of…

At Penn State Chapter young leaders get involved with Uplifting Athletes

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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

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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…