Uplifting Experiences

Uplifting Athletes Bowling

Uplifting Athletes Bowling

An important part of the Notre Dame Chapter heritage is the annual bowling event the Fighting Irish started in 2014.

In June 2019, the Notre Dame Chapter used its event at the Strikes & Spares Event Center in Mishawaka, Indiana to host an Uplifting Experience for rare disease patients, families and caregivers.

More than 100 people – the largest attendance in the six-year history of the ND Chapter bowling event - packed the lanes for two hours of fun and inspiration.

“This was way bigger than anything we’ve ever had. It has been awesome to see how this event has grown and the impact the patients and football players have on each other,” said Uplifting Athletes Executive Director Rob Long, who attended the event Sunday morning.

“More than 30 Notre Dame football players showed up and they did a phenomenal job. There were more than 70 patients, siblings and caregivers The bowling alley staff did a phenomenal job. This is a community business giving back by donating their facility to make this possible. We are so proud of what this Uplifting Experience has become.”

Hospital Visits

Hospital Visits

Student-athlete leaders from Uplifting Athletes chapters visit local hospitals to inspire patients with hope. We also participate in the NIH Rare Disease Day every February.

Davidson Bowling Event

Davidson Bowling Event

 

Davidson Bowling Uplifting Experience

  

 

News

Posted on Wednesday July 03, 2019
An important part of the Notre Dame Chapter heritage is the annual bowling event the Fighting Irish started in 2014. This past weekend the Notre Dame Chapter used its event at the Strikes & Spares Event Center in Mishawaka, Indiana to host an Uplifting Experience for rare disease patients, families and caregivers. More than 100 […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Tuesday November 27, 2018
Seattle Seahawks rookie wide receiver Malik Turner is passionate about the rare disease cause. He took part in Lift For Life as a member of the Illinois Chapter of Uplifting Athletes. Turner also supported his cause by participating in the Uplifting Athletes Reps For Rare Diseases campaign for his NFL Pro Day. It was during […] 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 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 Tuesday October 23, 2018
  Uplifting Athletes hosted Roberta Smith and her daughters for an Uplifting Experience at the August 31st Rare Disease Awareness Game between Syracuse and Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We were fortunate enough to learn Roberta’s Rare Disease story and we are honored to provide the platform for Roberta to share her story. By Roberta […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Thursday August 30, 2018
Uplifting Athletes is proud to announce that the Western Michigan and Syracuse football programs have joined forces for their upcoming 2018 season opener 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 Broncos and Orange […] Continue Reading »
Posted on Wednesday June 27, 2018
An important part of the heritage of our Notre Dame Chapter is a bowling event they began in 2014. The event was the main fundraiser instead of a Lift For Life event. Now that the Fighting Irish are able to hold a Lift For Life, the bowling event took on a new and exciting new […] Continue Reading »