Notre Dame

Uplifting Athletes Programs

Leverage public interest to cultivate resources that accelerate scientific advancements for rare diseases

Develops social influencers into leaders that make a positive and lasting impact on their communities

Uplifting Leaders

Shares the platform of sport with the rare disease cause and raises it as a national priority

Creates special moments that enrich the lives of rare disease patients and their loved ones

Uplifting Experiences

Fundraising Initiatives

Notre Dame Lift For Life 2018
$13,518.00 Amount Raised
8 Campaigns
Notre Dame Touchdown Pledge Drive
$440.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Monday November 05, 2018
In his second season in charge at Baylor, head coach Matt Ruhle declared the goal for this season was to become bowl eligible. The Bears were 1-11 a year ago and are in the midst of a massive program re-build. What might be considered normal preseason coach speak was exactly what Ruhle believed was possible […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday October 31, 2018
Congratulations to Penn State Uplifting Athletes Chapter Leader Trace McSorley on being named a finalist for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy, which annually recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced 13 finalists, who will each receive an $18,000 […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 29, 2018
On the heels of beating fellow Uplifting Athletes Chapter NC State for the first time in five outings, the Syracuse Orange are nationally ranked for the first time in 17 years. Syracuse, last ranked in the Top 25 at the end of the 2001 season when the Orange went 10-3 overall, enter the 2018 polls […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018
Western Michigan scored five second-half touchdowns to storm back from a 14-point halftime deficit on the road to overtake Bowling Green for the its fifth victory in a row after starting 0-2. The Broncos also improved to 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference with the win. Running backs Jamauri Bogan and LaVante Bellamy, along with a […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 08, 2018
Illinois has already won more games in 2018 than it did all of last year when the Fighting Illini ran past Rutgers by 21 points on the road. The Illini are now 3-2 overall and the triumph over the Scarlet Knights ended a 13-game losing streak in the Big Ten Conference. Prior to Saturday, the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 01, 2018
Undefeated Notre Dame has already handed out a pair of losses to teams ranked inside the top 20 in the country. The No. 6 ranked Fighting Irish used a rock-solid defensive effort to hand previous No. 7 ranked Stanford its first loss of the season. Notre Dame’s defense limited the Cardinal to 229 total yards […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 01, 2018
Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series.  Name: Christopher Schilling College: University of Notre Dame Height, weight, class, position: 5-11, 212-pound junior safety High School: St. Thomas Aquinas, Overland Park, Kansas About Schilling: Came to Notre Dame as a highly […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 01, 2018
Notre Dame defensive tackle Jerry Tillery etched his name in the Fighting Irish football record books in a victory over Stanford. Tillery, who started the season at nose tackle but has moved to the three-technique tackle, registered a school-record tying four sacks for the undefeated Fighting Irish. In addition to the four sacks, Tillery also […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 24, 2018
Colgate had a Bicentennial Blast on Saturday as Raiders kicked off their second century celebration by drubbing Lafayette at home to improve to 3-0 on the young season. All the rage in Hamilton over the weekend to kick off Colgate’s Bicentennial festivities was the throwback uniforms the Raiders wore to honor the Colgate’s famous 1932 […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 17, 2018
For the first time since 2000 the Davidson football program is off to a 3-0 start. The Wildcats under first-year head coach Scott Abell picked up their third win in as many games in record-setting style. Playing their scheduled game with Guilford two days early because of Hurricane Florence, Davidson assaulted the NCAA FCS and […] Continue Reading »

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Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:05
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SWIPE LEFT to see the 11th annual Rare Disease Champion Finalists! We are proud to share our finalist and their amazing rare disease journeys. Winner announced December 6th! 🏆💪🏈 VOTE at upliftingathletes.org/vote #WeTackleRare . . . Finalist: Antwan Dixon - Kent State Joshua Eargle -Austin Peay Sam Heckel - Syracuse Nick Allegretti - Illinois Ryan Beecher - Stanford #collegefootball #raredisease #awareness #collegefootballplayoff #cfp #UpliftingAthletes #rarediseasechampion #college #football #rare #champions #research #leadership #syracuse #Illinois #kentstate #AustinPeay #standford #leadershipdevelopment #AplasticAnemia #TTP #ThromboticThrombocytopenicPurpura #NonHodgkins #LargeTCell #Lymphoma #rarecancer #rareblooddisorders #btsm #mondaymotivation
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Wed, 10/31/2018 - 18:45
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Congratulations to Penn State Uplifting Athletes Chapter Leader Trace McSorley on being named a finalist for the Campbell Trophy which annually recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. Good luck to Trace and the 12 other finalist, especially Ryan Finley (NC State), Drue Tranquill (Notre Dame), Christian Wilkins (Clemson) who have participated in Uplifting Athletes chapter events at their respective schools. #wetacklerare
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Wed, 10/24/2018 - 23:53
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So glad the @upliftingathletes team was able to catch up with our 2018 Young Investigator Draft Grant Recipient Emily Lowry at the @projectals 20th anniversary event! #WeTackleRare
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Mon, 10/22/2018 - 21:30
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Congrats to the Week 8 Rare Performance of the week winner @__18shots for his effort in the @pennstatefball win against Indiana. #wetacklerare
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Sat, 10/20/2018 - 15:25
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Good luck to all of our chapter schools who are competing to make a difference off the field with every touchdown scored in the month of October! #wetacklerare ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ 📷 cred: si.com chicagotribune.com stonybrooksathletics.com goprincetontigers.com wmubroncos.com lehighsports.com fordhamsports.com pennlive.com AP Keith Srakocic davidsonwildcats.com
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Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:39
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Uplifting Athletes Chapters are on 🔥this October. Through the first two weeks of Touchdown Pledge Drive here is a snapshot of the great work being done across college football. Shout out to @illinifootball @pennstatefball and @wmu_football for leading the way so far!
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Sat, 10/13/2018 - 14:28
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Uplifting Athletes chapters are on a mission to inspire this Saturday! Every touchdown scored today by our participating chapters means more support for those suffering from #rarediseases. Find your favorite football team at the link in our bio and support the cause today! #wetacklerare ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ 📸 cred: si.com sportspagemagazine.com davidsonwildcats.com fightingillini.com goprincetontigers.com gopsusports.com mcall.com news.fordham.edu penntoday.upenn.edu gocolgateraiders.com
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Sat, 10/06/2018 - 23:18
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Congrats to the @bufootball Chapter on the victory at home against Kansas State today! It was exciting to witness the go ahead last second field goal in person, thanks for having us out to Waco! #wetacklerare
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Fri, 10/05/2018 - 21:59
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Good luck to our chapter schools that kick of their Touchdown Pledge Drive campaigns this weekend. This October every score means more! #wetacklerare
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