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Broken Chair Trophy 2020 - University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital!

A personal campaign sponsored by Joseph Bernard


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

We are Joe Bernard and Michael Andrews, fans of the University of Minnesota and University of Nebraska football teams. After three successful years of fundraising where fans from all over the country have donated $33,700 for charity, the Broken Chair Trophy fundraiser returns for year four!

Together, with a lot 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.

Each fanbase from the University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska will work to raise funds for their respective chair-ity partner. This year, Nebraska will be supporting the Team Jack Foundation, while the University of Minnesota will be supporting the Row the Boat Fleck Family Fund at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

We hope that you participate in our fourth year of fundraising in anticipation of the annual battle between the University of Nebraska and University of Minnesota football teams. Our goal this year is to raise over $20,000 combined for our partner organizations.

About your donation to Masonic Children’s Hospital:

The University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. They 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, marrow, organ transplantation. The clinical staff applies innovative approaches to creating medical breakthroughs based on 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 the Row the Boat Fleck Family Fund, which supports patient and family programs and services including parent nights out, parent day brighteners, and other activities that lend support to children and their families.

*All donations made to this page will be counted in the Row the Boat Challenge.