Western Michigan

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

Western Michigan Touchdown Pledge Drive 2019
$456.00 Amount Raised
Campaigns
Western Michigan Lift For Life 2019
$1,116.00 Amount Raised
9 Campaigns

News & Past Events

Posted on Monday November 11, 2019
With a flair for the dramatic, Illinois became bowl eligible for the first time since 2014 with an improbable come-from-behind victory at Michigan State. The Illini trailed 28-3 in the second quarter and 31-10 entering the fourth quarter.  In the end, Quarterback Brandon Peters threw a 5-yard touchdown to Daniel Barker with five seconds remaining […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 28, 2019
Stony Brook roared back from an 18-point halftime deficit capped by kicker Nick Courtney’s 22-yard field goal as time expired to upset FCS No. 5 ranked Villanova. The road victory marks the second time in program history the Seawolves beat a team ranked in the Top 5. Stony Brook defeated No. 2 Richmond in 2016. […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday October 14, 2019
Down to its last gasp, Fordham quarterback Tim DeMorant hit Fotis Kokosioulis on a fourth-down touchdown pass from 17 yards out with 16 seconds remaining to cap a thrilling come-from-behind Patriot League victory at Georgetown. Fordham was on the cusp of losing its second game this season by a single score when DeMorant was picked […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 30, 2019
Baylor redshirt freshman kicker John Mayers missed a 38-yard field goal early in the game, but drilled one from the same distance into a stiff wind with just 21 seconds remaining to propel the Bears to 4-0 overall with the victory in their Big 12 opener over Iowa State. Late in the third quarter, the […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday September 25, 2019
Every touchdown scored during the month of October by participating members of the Uplifting Athletes nationwide network of college football student-athlete led chapters will help support the Rare Disease Community. Uplifting Athletes chapters are run by college football student-athletes. So, for fans, this is a great way to support the players on your favorite team […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 23, 2019
Kent State exploded on homecoming weekend, posting a school record 750 yards of offense and averaged a record 8.9 yards per play on its way to 62 points and victory over Bowling Green. The last time the Golden Flashes posted more than 700 yards of offense was in 1948 against Connecticut. In perfect balance, Kent […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday September 19, 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: Justin Tranquill College: Western Michigan University Height, weight, class, position: 5-11, 200-pound, senior, safety High School: Carroll HS in Huntertown, Ind. About Justin: The one-time 4-star recruit from […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Monday September 16, 2019
It was a record setting night inside Western Michigan’s Waldo Stadium, as the Broncos offense ran wild over Georgia State with nearly 700 total yards. Four WMU running backs combined to score a program-record seven touchdowns. The seven rushing touchdowns are also the fifth most by a Mid-American Conference (MAC) team in a single game. […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday September 03, 2019
Terrell Johnson hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass with 77 seconds remaining and Trevor Thompson nailed the extra point to help Saint Francis win its season opener in come-from-behind fashion on the road at Lehigh by a point. The Red Flash victory wasn’t without plenty of late drama, though. Lehigh moved the ball down the […] Continue Reading »
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 »

Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leaders

Justin Tranquill President
Zaire Barnes Vice President

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