Syracuse

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 impact on the rare disease community

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

Syracuse Lift For Life 2019
$7,287.44 Amount Raised
9 Campaigns
Syracuse Touchdown Pledge Drive 2018
$824.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Thursday October 10, 2019
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: Nolan Cooney College: Syracuse University Height, weight, class, position: 6-3, 201-pound, redshirt junior, punter/placekicker High School: East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich, R.I. About Nolan: Shortly after arriving […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 30, 2019
Baylor redshirt freshman kicker John Mayers missed a 38-yard field goal early in the game, but drilled one from the same distance into a stiff wind with just 21 seconds remaining to propel the Bears to 4-0 overall with the victory in their Big 12 opener over Iowa State. Late in the third quarter, the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday September 25, 2019
Every touchdown scored during the month of October by participating members of the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters will help support the Rare Disease Community. Uplifting Athletes chapters are run by college football student-athletes. So, for fans, this is a great way to support the players on your favorite team […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 23, 2019
Kent State exploded on homecoming weekend, posting a school record 750 yards of offense and averaged a record 8.9 yards per play on its way to 62 points and victory over Bowling Green. The last time the Golden Flashes posted more than 700 yards of offense was in 1948 against Connecticut. In perfect balance, Kent […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 16, 2019
It was a record setting night inside Western Michigan’s Waldo Stadium, as the Broncos offense ran wild over Georgia State with nearly 700 total yards. Four WMU running backs combined to score a program-record seven touchdowns. The seven rushing touchdowns are also the fifth most by a Mid-American Conference (MAC) team in a single game. […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 09, 2019
Maryland is off to a 2-0 start, and the Terrapins offense is setting plenty of school records in the process. The opening victory over Howard, where the Terps scored 79 points, was no surprise at all. But following that up with 63 against previously ranked Syracuse turned plenty of heads in Week 2 of the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 03, 2019
Terrell Johnson hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass with 77 seconds remaining and Trevor Thompson nailed the extra point to help Saint Francis win its season opener in come-from-behind fashion on the road at Lehigh by a point. The Red Flash victory wasn’t without plenty of late drama, though. Lehigh moved the ball down the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Friday August 09, 2019
Over the course of five months, earlier this year, a record 21 members of the Uplifting Athletes’ chapter network held our signature event, Lift For Life, to raise awareness and funds in support of the Rare Disease Community. Lift For Life 2019 was conducted in two phases. It started in Philadelphia with Penn on February […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday August 01, 2019
Phase 2 of Uplifting Athletes’ network of chapters Lift For Life season was culminated with Rare Road Trip 2019. In the spring, seven of our chapters held these signature events to support our mission to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport. Those seven schools set the table for the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday July 31, 2019
This story about Uplifting Athletes Executive Director Rob Long was written by Neil Geoghegan and published on July 19, 2019 on papreplive.com. We are re-publishing this story as it was originally presented and with full permission. As birthdays go, Rob Long’s 22nd was certainly memorable. But unlike all of the others, it was filled with […] Continue Reading »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Sam Heckel President
Nolan Cooney Vice President

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