Rodney Gallagher III

Superhero: Rodney Gallagher III

Rodney may just be 17 years old, but he already can unite a community around a common goal to give back. According to his sister, Alyssa Gallagher, “Rodney has always loved giving back to the younger generation,” and “choosing UPMC Children’s Hospital so close to home made it even more special.”

This high school athlete in both football and basketball inspired his community to give back. They did so by having t-shirt sales to commemorate his 1,000th point in his basketball season. Rodney was able to raise $1,000 dollars to go towards the most critical needs at the hospital. With his fundraiser over, he has committed to play football for West Virginia University in 2023.

Much like his football career, his support of philanthropy is just getting started.

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