Inspired by a high school friend and teammate who was impacted by rare diseases, George, a Wildcats’ linebacker was motivated to help the Rare Disease Community through the Davidson Wildcats football program. George’s passion and commitment to the cause led him to start an Uplifting Athletes Chapter at Davidson College as a junior in 2018.
George worked tirelessly to get the chapter started and to engage his teammates to support the cause. Under his leadership, the Davidson Chapter held Lift For Life events, participated in Touchdown Pledge Drive in 2018 and 2019, and hosted the first Uplifting Experience at Davidson.
George’s efforts, along with his team, led to the fourth highest fundraising total for a new chapter in Uplifting Athletes history and provided immeasurable inspiration for the Rare Disease Community.
In addition to being the co-founder, George currently serves as the Chapter President and attended the Uplifting Athletes Leadership Development Conference in 2018 and 2019.
Earlier this year, George, who has played in 40 games for Davidson at linebacker, was one of 22 players chosen for the AFCA Good Works Team. Established in 1991, the AFCA Good Works Team recognizes a select group of college football players who have made a commitment to serving and enriching the lives of others.