THE RETURN OF THE
$5 BITS OF BROKEN CHAIR TROPHY
The trophy returns for the 2021 meeting between the University of Nebraska and University of Minnesota football teams! Husker and Gopher fans are banding together once again to resurrect and make permanent this revered football hardware.
What:Chair Trophy Send-Off
Where:Stub and Herbs in Minneapolis, MN
When:Thursday, October 18th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

What:Chair Trophy Rally
Where:Blue Bloods in Lincoln, NE
When:Friday, October 19th from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

What:Tailgaiting Extravaganza!
Where:Downtown Lincoln, NE
When:Saturday, October 20th 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Chair-ity


The $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy Returns!

The $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy returns! 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 will be 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 in the process show each school how much you want to see the trophy game continue by making a contribution today! The organizations benefiting this year from your contributions are the Team Jack Foundation and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Team Jack Foundation

"We are excited to be part of the fan’s efforts in bringing back this trophy. The awareness and funds raised for pediatric brain cancer is a great addition to this event and we appreciate the opportunity. Pediatric brain cancer is the leading cancer cause of death in children affecting 5,000 kids each year. It is important that we make this a national priority which is exactly what being tied to this fundraiser does. We are forever grateful to the fans for including us."
—Kylie Dockter, Executive Director of the Team Jack Foundation kylie@teamjackfoundation.org

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.

Team One Four

The goal of Team One Four is to raise one million dollars toward the creation of an enhanced and upgraded transfusion center on the 9th floor of the M Health Masonic Children’s Hospital.

We hope to reach our one-million-dollar goal by the end of 2022. The creation of the Team One Four Transfusion Center will be delivered in phases. Phase 1 will be delivery of enhanced programming and a better experience with the addition of dedicated child specialists scheduled to commence in early 2023. Capital upgrades to the facility will occur in Phase 2 targeting 2023 and early 2024.

With the support of everyday citizens, Gopher fans, and cornerstone partners including RBC, Cub Foods, the Kunza family, the Slipka family, and the Aplin family, Team One Four is more than halfway to our goal. We need your help to get across the goal line.

The best seat in the house is the one you can't sit in
A big thanks to the Nebraska Innovation Studio for providing the space and tools to construct the chair.

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