Kent State

Uplifting Athletes Programs

Leverage public interest to cultivate resources that accelerate scientific advancements for rare diseases

Develops social influencers into leaders that make a positive impact on the rare disease community

Uplifting Leaders

Shares the platform of sport with the rare disease cause and raises it as a national priority

Creates special moments that enrich the lives of rare disease patients and their loved ones

Uplifting Experiences

Fundraising Initiatives

Kent State Lift For Life 2019
$464.83 Amount Raised
3 Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Tuesday January 21, 2020
Uplifting Athletes, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that inspires the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport, announced plans today for the third annual Young Investigator Draft, presented by CSL Behring, taking place on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday January 06, 2020
Kent State needed four tries to get the first bowl victory in school history. The Golden Flashes, making their first bowl appearance since 2012, upended Utah State in the Frisco Bowl to not only record the first bowl win for the program, but also record its first winning record in seven seasons. Kent State won […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday January 06, 2020
Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series. Name: Jack Maddox College: Clemson University Height, weight, class, position: 6-3, 225-pounds, redshirt sophomore, long snapper High School: Acton-Boxborough Regional in Acton, Mass. About Jack: A two-time Atlantic Coast […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday December 12, 2019
Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series. Name: Triston Fairchild College: Colgate University Height, weight, class, position: 5-10, 205-pound, senior, running back High School: Papillion Lavista South in Papillion, Neb. About Triston: For three years Triston […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday December 12, 2019
Uplifting Athletes is pleased to announce the 2019 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Team. For 12 years, Uplifting Athletes has recognized a Rare Disease Champion. Starting in 2019, the focus of the Rare Disease Champion Award shifts from highlighting an individual leader in college football to a team concept that provides an opportunity to recognize […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday December 09, 2019
Defending National Champion Clemson became the first team in college football history to win five consecutive conference championships when it overpowered Virginia in the ACC Championship game. The Tigers extended their nation-best winning streak to 28 games and have now won 19 ACC championships and 25 overall championships in Clemson program history. Led by quarterback […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday December 05, 2019
Each week during the college football season we will feature a player who is an officer for an Uplifting Athletes Chapter for our Beyond the Trophy series. Name: Will Spiers College: Clemson University Height, weight, class, position: 6-5, 225-pound, redshirt junior, punter High School: Calhoun Academy in Cameron, S.C. About Will: The former walk-on who played […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday December 04, 2019
Uplifting Athletes is excited to welcome Levi Norwood to our team in the role of Chapter Success Manager. Levi is a former student-athlete at Baylor where he played football and basketball. During his time at Baylor he was inspired by a high school classmate battling Cerebral Palsy and, in early 2014, founded the Baylor Uplifting […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday December 02, 2019
Penn State won for the 10th consecutive time at Beaver Stadium and, in the process of upending Rutgers on Senior Day, the Nittany Lions tied a double-digit victory standard for the program. For the third time in four years Penn State has won at least 10 games. It marks the first time the Nittany Lions […] Continue Reading »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Antwan Dixon President
Jamal Parker Vice President

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