Maryland came out flying to start the 2016 season under first-year head coach D.J. Durkin. The Terrapins are 4-1 and have averaged more than 30 points a game.
The Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is counting on the offense to put a few touchdowns on the board October 15th for its 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community when the Terps host Minnesota in a Big Ten game at Maryland Stadium.
Each touchdown the Terrapins score against Minnesota helps the student-athlete led Maryland Chapter continue its mission of using college football as a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
The leadership team of the student-athlete led Uplifting Athletes Chapter and all the members of the 2016 Terrapins squad is asking fans to support their efforts by making a pledge through the Maryland online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.
Proceeds from the Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes Touchdown Pledge Drive supports rare disease research and patient focused programs.
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 Maryland Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community and shine a spotlight on rare diseases.
The Maryland Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2009 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Maryland Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of former Terrapins quarterback Boomer Esiason.
Esiason’s son, Gunnar, lives with the rare disease cystic fibrosis and his battle served as the inspiration for Maryland to join Uplifting Athletes.
Support the Maryland Chapter and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community by signing up for its Touchdown Pledge Drive today!