Our mission is to spread heart health awareness and advocate for improved heart screenings for all athletes.  



Zena Ray "Zeke" Upshaw was born on May 27, 1991, in Chicago, Illinois.  Zeke had an infectious smile and a generous heart.  People young and old gravitated towards him because he exuded humility, respect, and joyfulness.


On March 24, 2018, after scoring 11 points in the regular-season finale and propelling the Drive into a playoff spot with a 101–99 home win, Zeke suddenly collapsed on the court. Two days later on March 26th, at the age of 26, Zeke Upshaw died of sudden cardiac death. 

The Zeke Upshaw Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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Zeke Upshaw Foundation

P.O. Box 530905

Henderson, NV 89053