Next weekend, when the North Carolina State Wolfpack play host to the North Carolina Tar Heels at Raleigh’s Carter-Finley Stadium, you should be rooting for the Wolfpack to score.
That is because a non-profit called Uplifting Athletes is set to hold a fundraiser that will generate money towards Leukemia research.
Current NC State player Josh Taylor, who is the Vice President of Uplifting Athletes, provided information on how the fundraiser will work. In short, anyone will be able to pledge a certain amount of money to the cause. For each touchdown the Wolfpack score on November 28, the money raised will go towards Leukemia research.
“The TD pledge is another awesome event where Uplifting Athletes is able to raise money for Leukemia. Having the platform that we have as student-athletes, being able to use it to raise money and awareness for this disease is really important to us as a team and program,” Taylor said.
“We just encourage everyone, friends, fans, family to pledge whatever amount they can, and watch it as it makes a difference.”
There is currently a PledgeIt website set up for donations which you can visit here.
“The TD Pledge drive is another great opportunity to make a difference in the fight against Leukemia. Through this we can use our play on the field to impact people less fortunate than ourselves and truly be a blessing in someone else’s life,” said fellow Wolfpack member Cole Cook, the non-profit’s president.
It is great to see athletes using their platform for a great cause, so be sure to head on over to the website and make any donation you can. Every bit will help those in need.
And, after all, it is the holiday season and the gift of giving is the greatest gift of all.
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