FSU’s Uplifting Athletes Chapter Announces TD Drive for Syracuse Game

Posted at 5:41 PM, Nov 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-07 17:41:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter announced a Touchdown Drive to fundraise for research for Fanconi anemia on Wednesday for the Seminoles’ game against Syracuse on Nov. 16.

Fans can pledge an amount for each touchdown scored versus the Orange or give a flat rate donation.

All proceeds will go towards support of research for Fanconi anemia.

“We are happy to announce our Touchdown Drive for our game against Syracuse on Nov. 16,” said Kevin Haplea, founder of the FSU chapter of Uplifting Athletes. “We hope that all Seminole fans make a pledge or flat rate donation so that each touchdown we score on the football field can make a difference off of it.”

An example pledge could be $5, and if the Seminoles score three touchdowns, then you would fulfill your pledge by making a $15 donation after the game. Flat rate donations can be made any time leading up to or after the game.

“These pledges are non-formal and we hope that our fans will help us in the fight against Fanconi Anemia by fulfilling their pledges after the game,” Haplea said.

Fans can fulfill their pledge after the Syracuse game or make a flat rate donation now. The donation web site is already live, is easy to use and can be accessed here:

Uplifting Athletes is a national non-profit organization aligning college football with rare diseases. Each campus chapter is run by football student-athletes and works to elevate its chosen rare disease as a national priority through outreach, research, education and advocacy.

FSU’s chapter of Uplifting Athlete’s is assisting in fighting Fanconi anemia, a rare but serious blood disorder that affects thousands of children each year, including head coach Jimbo Fisher’s son Ethan.

For more information on the Touchdown Drive, e-mail or visit the Florida State Uplifting Athletes web site: