Touchdowns Against Cancer

Touchdowns Against Cancer is a national program created in partnership between MaxPreps, PLEDGE IT and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Touchdowns Against Cancer:

In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this first-of-its-kind high school football program aims to unify teams across the country for a common cause: defeating childhood cancer. Every touchdown scored between September 14th-30th will directly benefit St. Jude and the fight against childhood cancer.

Varsity high school football teams can participate in this unique opportunity by launching PLEDGE IT fundraisers supporting St. Jude. Fans can pledge a donation toward every touchdown their team scores during the last three weeks in September. Teams, conferences, and states will compete to see whose touchdowns raise the most in the fight against childhood cancer!

How does Touchdowns Against Cancer work?

Touchdowns Against Cancer empowers high school football teams to raise money to fight childhood cancer, by simply playing the game! Varsity teams can participate in three easy steps:

  1. Coaches activate their team's fundraiser via their MaxPreps admin page (beginning August 1st).
  2. Coaches and players share their team's page with their community, asking fans to pledge a donation for every touchdown the team scores from September 15-October 1.
  3. Fans pledge online via the team page, teams score TDs and money is raised for St. Jude!

Register for Touchdowns Against Cancer:

Coaches can pre-register their team today by clicking here. 2016 Fundraising Results - 2,237 Touchdowns were scored - with a total amount raised of $101,794

How do I enter my team's touchdowns scored to our campaign?

Coaches must enter their game stats to their MaxPreps team page. The number of touchdowns scored will be automatically populated to your team's PLEDGE IT campaign once you enter your stats on MaxPreps.

Timeline for Touchdowns Against Cancer:

Teams can create and launch their fundraising campaigns beginning August 1st. While pledges can be collected any time after your campaign is launched, the recommended time to start promoting your campaign to your community is September 1st (two week before the program's first game). Games played between September 15th and October 1st will count toward your Touchdowns Against Cancer campaign total.

For Parents - Creating a Touchdowns Against Cancer campaign:

Your school's varsity football coach can pre-register today! You can pre-register by clicking here. Teams can create and launch fundraisers through their MaxPreps coach admin page. Send your varsity coach to to sign up today!

Types of Donations:

You have two donations options. You have the option to make either a performance pledge based on touchdowns scored or a one-time flat donation.









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