Marist College football program joins Uplifting Athletes team and schedules inaugural Lift For Life event


Uplifting Athletes is pleased to have Marist College join the nationwide network of chapters led by college football student-athletes.

Each chapter embraces the mission of Uplifting Athletes by using college football as a platform to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.

Today, the challenges faced by the Rare Disease Community are bigger than any one individual, team or organization can tackle alone. The Marist Chapter, along with a nationwide network of teams, is uniquely positioned to educate and engage the local community to shine a spotlight on rare diseases.

The Marist Football Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its inaugural Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Thursday, May 2nd.

Lift For Life is the signature fundraising event for the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of chapters.

“Starting an Uplifting Athletes chapter at Marist is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up on. I’ve always wanted to get involved in the community and help those who need it and with Uplifting Athletes I believe that’s possible,” said Red Foxes safety and Marist Chapter founder Paul Olivett. “Using the platform of Uplifting Athletes and the Marist Football team I hope we are able to continue the goal of spreading awareness and support for rare diseases.

“On behalf of Marist and the football team we cannot thank Uplifting Athletes enough and look forward to being apart of the many college teams tackling rare diseases.”

The Marist Chapter Lift For Life is a competition among nine teams comprised of members of the 2019 Red Foxes to see which squad can average the most bench press repetitions during Lift For Life.

Fans and supporters can make a pledge for every bench press repetition a particular team averages during the event. So find your favorite 2019 Marist player and support his team by visiting the Marist Chapter Lift For Life site.

The proceeds from Lift For Life support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs: Rare Disease Awareness, Rare Disease Research, Uplifting Experiences and Uplifting Leaders.

Please support the Marist Chapter and help the Red Foxes reach their impressive $3,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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