After a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game a year ago, the defending ACC champion Clemson Tigers are in position for another big season in the spotlight with an 8-0 record.
The Clemson Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, led by President Andy Teasdall, is counting on the Tigers offense to put a few touchdowns on the board this Saturday for its 2016 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community when Clemson welcomes Syracuse to Death Valley.
Each touchdown the Tigers score against Syracuse helps the student-athlete led Clemson 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 Tigers squad is asking fans to support their efforts by making a pledge through the Clemson Chapter online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.
Proceeds from the Clemson 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 Clemson 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 Clemson Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2014 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. Founded by former kicker Chandler Catanzaro and long snapper Jim Brown, the student-athlete led Clemson Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of an assistant coach who fought kidney cancer, a former player who fights Castleman disease, and a member of the Tigers athletic staff whose child battles neuroblastoma.
Support the Clemson Chapter and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community by signing up for its Touchdown Pledge Drive today!