On March 2, 2013 Mediabarn was honored to be a sponsor for the 2nd annual Uplifting Athletes Gridiron Gala. A black tie optional affair, the gala was held at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, PA and had a huge turnout. The program included the presentation of the 2013 Rare Disease Champion Award to Penn State’s Eric Shrive. The presentation was made by Andy Hoffman, father of Jack Hoffman whose emotional story can be found here: http://www.curesearch.org/legacy.aspx?id=10201. Last year’s winner of the Rare Disease Champion Award was Nebraska’s Rex Burkhead for his work with Team Jack, so it was fitting that Andy made the presentation this year. Meeting Andy and hearing his family’s story was an inspiring and humbling reminder of the impact that Uplifting Athletes has on so many people.
Mediabarn is proud to work with Uplifting Athletes, and attending this event was a fun way to show our continuing support.
For more information about Uplifting Athletes, visit www.upliftingathletes.org