Team Muscle Up

Champions playing for our muscle champions!

What is an athlete without their muscles?! Athletes are individuals who are living with incredible muscular strength and endurance. They move their privileged muscles at will, to compete in their sport and achieve memorable success. To become a champion, it is essential for athletes to condition their muscles for elite competition. As athletes across the United States compete to win, our Muscle Champions compete to win. Our Muscle Champions- individuals living with extreme muscular fatigue, weakness, and paralysis- compete daily to win against muscle disease! Team Muscle Up unites these amazing champions across our country!

Team Muscle Up is our team made of athletes who win on and off of their playing field for our Muscle Champions! Our athletes use their privileged muscles to do what they do best, excel in their sport, while assisting an individual living with "sick muscles" (muscle disease). Athletes and teams across the country continue to assist the MMF in improving the quality of life of our affected families. If you or a loved one would like to "Play with a Purpose to End Muscle Disease", email!

Team Muscle Up Advocates

Our Team Muscle Up Advocates are individuals who are not affected by muscle disease, yet have been inspired by the strength of our Muscle Champions. They have chosen to "Muscle Up" against the diseases that rob our loved ones of their ability to move. Important members of our team, they volunteer, organize, and hold events while raising awareness in their respected craft! Email if you would like to discuss becoming an official advocate for Team Muscle Up. 

Justin Perillo - NFL Green Bay Packers Tight End

Elisabeth Kilroy - University of Maine Doctoral Candidate

Ryan Mutterer- Buffalo State, The State University of New York, Football Captain

Brandon Davis - 2x Freestyle Wrestling All-American, Current Amateur MMA Fighter

Devin Filliben - Wesley College Football Team 4 Year Varsity Starter & Current Coach

Bubba Jenkins - NCAA National Wrestling Champion, Current Bellator MMA Contendor

Vinnie Ranauto - President and Head Coach of Alpha Dogs Wrestling

Canaan Bethea - Pennsylvania RTC wrestler and George Mason University Assistant

Bring MMF to your campus!

We'd be honored for you to "Muscle Up", bringing the MMF to your campus! Over one million individuals across our country are robbed of their ability to complete basic muscular movements. The ability to walk, talk, swallow, breathe, hug their loved ones, and engage in desired activities may quickly come to a heartbreaking end. Students, athletes, clubs, and student-body organizations engage in community service learning projects, organize, fundraise, and raise awareness to directly assist a local Muscle Champion in need. There are many ways you can bring a team effort to the fight against muscle disease:

-Propose our cause to your coach.               -Sell MMF gear at school.       
-Get your team on board.                             -Start a MMF club.
-Start a team fundraising campaign.             -Start a school change bucket.
-Start your own fundraising campaign.         -Matching donation at work.
-MMF logo on team uniforms.                      -Teacher jeans day.           
-Honorary benefit game.                              -School dress down day.
-Custom MMF warm-ups.                             -Spirit week war.