The Maryland Chapter of Uplifting Athletes, led by President Adam Greene, is counting on the Terrapins 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 Maryland Chapter and all the members of the 2017 Terrapins squad is asking fans to support their efforts when Maryland welcomes Central Florida to Maryland Stadium by making a pledge through the Maryland Chapter online Touchdown Pledge Drive site.
Fans can simply make a pledge for each touchdown the Terrapins 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 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.
Maryland started tackling rare diseases in 2009 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of former Terrapins quarterback Boomer Esiason. His son, Gunnar, lives with the rare disease cystic fibrosis and his battle serves as the inspiration for Maryland to support the rare disease community.
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!