Paul Olivett is a graduate of State College High School, home of Penn State University. He was familiar with Uplifting Athletes through the Penn State Chapter and its Lift For Life event and wants to use his platform as a college football player to make a difference at Marist. So the redshirt freshman contacted the Uplifting Athletes staff early in 2019 and worked hard to launch the Marist Chapter. In early May of that year, the Red Foxes held their inaugural Lift For Life.
“Starting an Uplifting Athletes chapter at Marist is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’ve always wanted to get involved in the community and help those who need it and with Uplifting Athletes I believe that’s possible. Using the platform of Uplifting Athletes and the Marist Football team I hope we are able to continue the goal of spreading awareness and support for rare diseases. On behalf of Marist and the football team we cannot thank Uplifting Athletes enough and look forward to being a part of the many college teams tackling rare diseases.”
A third year player who will play safety after a standout high school career, Paul made his collegiate debut during the 2019 season and recorded his first tackle against Dartmouth. Marist did not have a 2020 season.