Former Penn State star Garrett Sickels has chosen to make the 2017 NFL Combine a platform to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.
The defensive end is doing a Reps For Rare Diseases campaign to raise money for life saving rare disease research with Uplifting Athletes.
Fans can pledge any amount for every bench press repetition Sickels registers at the 2017 NFL Combine by visiting Sickels’ fundraising page to learn more. His goal is to raise $5,000.
From the first summer he was on campus, Sickels supported the rare disease community by participating in Penn State’s Lift For Life. He knew immediately Uplifting Athletes was an organization he wanted to get more involved with, so prior to his junior year he took over as the chapter president.
Since 2003, the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes has raised more than $1 million to support the rare disease community through its annual Lift For Life. This summer the Penn State Chapter will hold its 15th Lift For Life.
“Lift for Life and Uplifting Athletes was a very important part of my PSU experience,” Sickels said. “I’m proud to now pledge my performance on the bench press at the NFL Combine to support Uplifting Athletes and its mission.”
Make your pledge now to join Garrett Sickels in the fight against rare diseases at the NFL Combine.