Fans of Nebraska Huskers and Minnesota Gophers Prepare to Battle for the Broken Chair Trophy on November 5th, 2022

Oct 31, 2022 | Blog

Fan-Favorite Fundraiser for Team Jack Foundation and Team One Four Infusion Center Transformation Fund at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Set to Surpass $100,000 in Total Donations


Lincoln, NE and Minneapolis, MN – The $5 Bits of Broken Chair trophy is back for a sixth year of fundraising. Through a collaborative effort between supporters of the University of Nebraska and the University of Minnesota, the fan-favorite trophy is back to fundraise for both the Team Jack Foundation and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Husker and Gopher fans have donated over $90,000 to date at brokenchairtrophy.com to support their cause! This year, Team Chair is set to surpass $100,000 in total donations.


Donations to the Team Jack Foundation will continue to support pediatric brain cancer research, while donations to the Masonic Children’s Hospital will be put toward the Casey O’Brien‘s Team One Four Infusion Center Transformation fund. Prior to the game in Lincoln this year, the trophy will be available for photos and Team Chair will be accepting donations in and around tailgates on Saturday, November 5. Donations can be made prior to gameday by visiting brokenchairtrophy.com/donate.


Don’t miss this chance to see the only fan-led rivalry trophy in college football dedicated to supporting charitable causes. Grab a selfie, cheer for your team, and donate some money to two very worthy chair-ities! Stay connected with Team Chair on Twitter and Facebook for the latest fundraising news!


Statements from our benefiting fundraising partners:


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 nearly 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


Team One Four Infusion Center Transformation – University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Five-time cancer survivor and former Gopher Football player, Casey O’Brien knows first-hand how dynamic programming and an innovative patient-centered clinic can aid the healing and treatment process for pediatric patients. With community support, he hopes to raise $1,000,000 to transform the infusion center and patient/family experience within the Journey Clinic at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Funds donated to this campaign will be used for space enhancements, equipment, technology, and patient programming.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Fact Sheet (PDF)


For more information on the Team One Four Fund please visit https://www.teamonefour.org/about


For more information, or to arrange an interview with a fundraising team member, contact: media@brokenchairtrophy.com

Photos: Stock photos of the trophy are available for distribution here. Credit for photos used should be attributed to Nikki Moore Photography. To request high-resolution photos contact media@brokenchairtrophy.com.