Broken Chair Trophy 2018

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Year two of the Broken Chair Trophy fundraiser is upon us!

After a successful first fundraising year, where fans from all over the country raised $7,300 for charity, the Broken Chair Trophy fundraiser returns for year two! To both preserve the trophy’s future, and to leverage its popularity, fans of the University of Nebraska and University of Minnesota football teams are hosting the second annual Chair-ity Fundraiser. The fundraiser is held each year leading up to the game and will benefit organizations that are connected to each University.

Join us in supporting some great organizations and show each school how much you want to see the trophy game continue by making a donation today! The organizations benefiting this year from your contributions are the Team Jack Foundation and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

About our partners:

Team Jack Foundation

The Team Jack Foundation's mission is to raise money to fund impactful pediatric brain cancer research and work to create national awareness for the disease.  With an overall survival rate of just around 70%, there is a lot of work that needs to be done in this area. The diseases that we as a society spend resources on ultimately see improved treatments and survival rates.  It is time that pediatric brain cancer becomes a member of that community. The Team Jack Foundation was formed out of a grass roots movement which started in Atkinson, Nebraska. The predecessors to the Team Jack Foundation were the family and friends of Jack Hoffman.  Now buoyed by a State and Nation's overwhelming support, Team Jack is committed to raising substantial money for the sole purpose of funding relevant pediatric brain cancer research. Funding research that focuses on identifying brain cancer genetic mutations, and then treating those mutations with chemically engineered smart drugs, is a priority.  The result will be kinder, gentler, and more successful treatment protocols. In addition to funding research to develop effective drug therapies, the Team Jack Foundation also funds neurosurgical research. A successful brain tumor resection helps set the stage in the fight against brain cancer. One of the best defenses against a brain tumor is a successful neurosurgery. The Team Jack Foundation is unlike other cancer foundations. Your investment in Team Jack is closely attenuated to direct, impactful research. No big CEO salaries. The CEO is a volunteer.  Team Jack is comprised of hardworking Team members who are directly impacted by the disease that they are so incredibly committed to fighting against.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. We provide a broad range of pediatric programs from surgery, imaging and neonatal and pediatric intensive care to cardiac and oncology (cancer care) services and blood and marrow and organ transplantation. Our clinical staff apply innovative approaches to creating medical breakthroughs based their work with patients and on findings through research at the University of Minnesota. This has led to several firsts, including the first successful pediatric blood marrow transplant, infant heart transplant in Minnesota and cochlear ear implant surgery for a child. Through teamwork and collaboration, we respectfully address the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of pediatric patients and their families. Donations will go to support Child Family Life Services at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. This fund supports child family life services at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, offering activities and programs that lend support to children and their families.

About the organizers:

We are Joe Bernard and Michael Andrews, fans of the University of Minnesota and University of Nebraska football teams. Together, with lots of help from each fanbase, we are hoping to leverage the popularity of the Broken Chair Trophy into some support for worthy causes connected to each University. We hope that you participate in our second year of fundraising in anticipation of the annual battle between the University of Nebraska and University of Minnesota football teams. We're excited to support some great organizations this year, and we hope you will join us in making a donation!

Visit the Broken Chair Trophy site for more information on the history of this budding rivalry!
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Hello donors! Team Chair is FLOORED by your support. This year you smashed our $10,000 goal and raised $11,191 for The Team Jack Foundation and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. The donation site will remain open until Thursday evening October 25th for those of you still looking to contribute. Go Big Red! Ski-U-Mah!
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We're about a quarter of the way to our goal for this year with the October 20th battle for the $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy fast approaching! Help us out by sharing our fundraiser on social media, or by dropping in and saying hello at any of our upcoming events.

On October 15th at 2pm ET join us at http://reddit.com/r/CFB/ to kick off #ChairWeek with an AMA with Team Chair members.

On October 18th, join us in Minneapolis at Stub and Herbs to grab some photos with the chair and bid on some fun prizes. https://www.facebook.com/events/298950630835497/

On October 19th, we'll be at Blue Blood Brewing Co. in Lincoln to hang out, imbibe, and party with the Robber's Cave Pep Band. https://www.facebook.com/events/331717940918922/

October 20th - GAME DAY. We'll be in and around campus touring tailgates with the trophy. Make sure to stop us, say hello, and drop a few bucks in the donation bin.
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