After two successful years of fundraising, where fans from all over the country have donated $18,800 for charity, the Broken Chair Trophy fundraiser returns for year three! This year will be a little different, each fanbase will compete to see who can raise the most funds for their respective chair-ity partner. Our goal this year is to raise over $20,000 combined for our partner organizations.
DONATIONS MADE TO THIS SITE WILL GO TO TEAM JACK FOUNDATION INC REGISTERED IN ATKINSON, NE (EIN 46-2301134)
Join us in supporting our great partners and show each school how much you want to see the trophy game continue by making a donation today! The organizations benefiting 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 third 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!
- Michael Andrews
- Mary Stepnick
- Nicholas Walsh
- Joe Bernard
- Evan Reeder
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