Penn

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

Penn Lift For Life 2019
$11,056.85 Amount Raised
7 Campaigns
Penn Touchdown Pledge Drive 2018
$829.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Friday August 09, 2019
Over the course of five months, earlier this year, a record 21 members of the Uplifting Athletes’ chapter network held our signature event, Lift For Life, to raise awareness and funds in support of the Rare Disease Community. Lift For Life 2019 was conducted in two phases. It started in Philadelphia with Penn on February […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday May 14, 2019
This was a busy spring with seven chapters holding Lift For Life events in support of Uplifting Athletes and its mission to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport. Penn, Stony Brook, Saint Francis, Davidson, Lehigh, Marist and Princeton, all FCS college football programs, recently held their annual Lift For […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday January 30, 2019
The essential core of the Uplifting Leaders program is the college football student-athletes that steer our chapters at universities across the country. This past weekend more than 40 individual leaders from 20 college football programs traveled to Atlanta for the 10th annual Leadership Development Conference. The three-day conference was hosted by Uplifting Athletes, and run […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday January 15, 2019
The bedrock of the Uplifting Leaders program at Uplifting Athletes is the college football student-athletes that guide our nationwide network of chapters. These student-athletes already have the drive and passion to help others and that is why they chose to step up and become chapter leaders to help us serve the Rare Disease Community. In […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday December 12, 2018
May your days be filled with Peace, Hope and Joy this Holiday Season! On behalf of the 30 million Americans that comprise the Rare Disease Community, our staff and team of college football student-athletes thank you for your loyalty and support in 2018!  It has been a memorable year and we thank you for helping […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday November 21, 2018
You could feel the electricity in the air Saturday on campus as the Princeton football team prepared to host rival Penn in the final game of the season. The Tigers were on the cusp of an undefeated season and claiming the Ivy League championship. Saturday was also a special day for the Rare Disease Community […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 19, 2018
Princeton finished off its first perfect season since 1964 and earned the 2018 Ivy League title with a victory over rival Penn in front of nearly 8,000 fans. The victory clinched the fourth outright Ivy League title in program history, and the first since 1995. It was also the program’s second 7-0 Ivy season since […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday November 13, 2018
Uplifting Athletes is proud to announce that the Princeton and Penn football programs have joined forces for their upcoming 2018 regular season finale to shine a spotlight on the Rare Disease Community. The chapter leaders from each school, with the support of both universities, worked together to make the match-up between the Tigers and Quakers […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 12, 2018
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: Steven Farrell College: University of Pennsylvania Height, weight, class, position: 6-foot-4, 205-pound, senior, wide receiver High School: Pasack Valley HS in Hillsdale, New Jersey About Farrell: A two-sport standout coming out of […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday November 05, 2018
In his second season in charge at Baylor, head coach Matt Ruhle declared the goal for this season was to become bowl eligible. The Bears were 1-11 a year ago and are in the midst of a massive program re-build. What might be considered normal preseason coach speak was exactly what Ruhle believed was possible […] Continue Reading »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Michael Rolfe President
Hunter Hayes Vice President

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