Eastern Illinois Football program joins Uplifting Athletes team and schedules inaugural Lift For Life event


Uplifting Athletes is pleased to have Eastern Illinois University 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 Eastern Illinois 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 Eastern Illinois Football Chapter of Uplifting Athletes will hold its inaugural Lift For Life to support the Rare Disease Community on Wednesday, July 24th. The event is open to the public and will start at 12:30 p.m. at O’Brien Field. The doors will open at Noon.

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

The Eastern Illinois Chapter Lift For Life is a competition among eight teams comprised of members of the 2019 Panthers 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 choose your favorite team and support that squad by visiting the Eastern Illinois Chapter Lift For Life fundraising site. You can also make a flat donation to the Eastern Illinois Lift For Life.

The proceeds from the 2019 EIU 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 Eastern Illinois Chapter and help the Panthers reach their impressive $4,000 team Lift For Life goal.

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