The Georgia Tech Chapter of Uplifting Athletes is counting on the Yellow Jackets 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 Georgia Tech Chapter and all the members of the 2017 Yellow Jackets squad is asking fans to support their efforts when Georgia Tech welcomes Pittsburgh to Bobby Dodd Stadium by making a pledge through the Georgia Tech Chapter online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.
Fans can simply make a pledge for each touchdown the Yellow Jackets 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 Georgia Tech 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.
Georgia Tech started doing its part to serve the rare disease community starting in 2015 when former Yellow Jackets offensive lineman Trey Klock started the chapter. His inspiration was formed after two members of his family were affected by rare diseases. His personal story served as an inspiration for his teammates to support his efforts.
Support the Georgia Tech Chapter and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community by signing up for its Touchdown Pledge Drive today!