Penn State Chapter raising rare disease awareness during annual Blue-White Game


As part of the 2016 Blue-White Game, the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has planned numerous activities to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

The Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will be featured at the annual spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 16 at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State will also wear an Uplifting Athletes logo on the back of its helmets and each football used in the Blue-White Game will be branded with the Uplifting Athletes logo.

Five of the football’s with the Uplifting Athletes logo will be signed by members of the Nittany Lions coaching staff and auctioned off on the official Penn State website. Three of them will be autographed exclusively by head coach James Franklin and the other two will feature signatures by Franklin, defensive coordinator Brent Pry and offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.

The auction will be up and running after the Blue-White Game at the official Penn State spots charity auction site. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Uplifting Athletes through the Penn State Chapter.

The nationwide network of Uplifting Athletes chapters led by college football student-athletes helps bring the vision of Uplifting Athletes to life, which is to empower people to take action against rare diseases and inspires the medical community to find cures. The rare disease community has benefitted from the efforts of Uplifting Athletes since Penn State football players hosted the first Lift For Life in 2003.

The challenges faced by the rare disease community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The grassroots effort of the Penn State Chapter continued to help educate and engage the local community and provides rare disease patients with life changing experiences.

Details for the Penn State Chapter’s 14th annual Life For Life will be announced during the Blue-White Game on Saturday.


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