Colgate Chapter Touchdown Pledge Drive Saturday against Furman

COLGATE TDPD 2017 GRAPHICThe Colgate Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is counting on the Raiders offense to put a few touchdowns on the board Saturday, September 23 for its 2017 Touchdown Pledge Drive to support the rare disease community.

Uplifting Athletes chapters are run by football student-athletes. So, for fans, this is a great way to support the players on your favorite team off the field in their efforts to use the power of sport for social good.

The leadership team of the Colgate Chapter and all the members of the 2017 Raiders squad is asking fans to support their efforts when Colgate welcomes Furman to New York by making a pledge through the Colgate Chapter online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.

Fans can simply make a pledge for each touchdown the Raiders score that day and they can follow along to see the impact they are helping the players make.

The proceeds from our 2017 Touchdown Pledge Drive support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

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 Colgate 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 Colgate Chapter started tackling rare diseases in 2008 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Colgate Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of former offensive coach Casey Vogt, who was diagnosed with the rare disease ependymoma.

Coach Vogt recovered fully from his battle and returned to coach. And the Colgate Chapter has continued its nearly decade-long support of the rare disease community.

Support the Colgate Chapter and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community by signing up for its Touchdown Pledge Drive today!

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