Teamwork helps "Team Jack" raise big money for pediatric cancer research
ATKINSON, Neb. (KTIV/US92) -
A drive to raise money and awareness for pediatric brain cancer research in the name of a Siouxland boy is paying big dividends.
Seven-year old Jack Hoffman of Atkinson, Nebraska and his family sold "Team Jack" T-shirts during Saturday's Nebraska football game. All the proceeds raised are going to children's brain cancer research.
Family members say thanks to T-shirt sales and an anonymous $100,000 donation announced Saturday, the "Team Jack Out" has raised almost $200,000.
Family members say the response has been overwhelming.
"Cheering for a team is one thing. Rallying behind a cause is entirely another. Husker fans have supported this way beyond our wildest imagination," said Andy Hoffman, "Team Jack" organizer.
Jack and another boy fighting brain cancer were guests of the Nebraska football team on Saturday as they played Wisconsin.
They got to visit with the team and coaching staff and even lead the team in their legendary tunnel walk pre-game ceremony.
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