Great news everyone! The hard work of the great folks behind version 2.0 of the Broken Chair Trophy culminated today with the donation of $3,650 to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital!
The Chair - and funds - have been delivered! @UMNChildrens pic.twitter.com/cOeZ9m5ZN2— $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy (@ChairTrophy) December 13, 2017
It’s extremely exciting to see the hard work of Minnesota and Nebraska fans pay off for a deserving organization like this. I would expect we’ll see the official news of the donation to the Team Jack Foundation soon as well.
Wait, I thought the Broken Chair was dead
Did you miss out on the news that the Broken Chair was back? How big of a rock were you under this fall?
- Here’s our story on the return of the Broken Chair and why it’s everything we love about college football.
- Here’s why the Broken Chair folks were raising money and who they were raising it for:
After a one year absence 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 first 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.
Are they giving the actual trophy to the Masonic Children’s Hospital?
If you found the wording of the tweet above interesting, you were not alone.
Keep your eyes peeled on Tuesday for an announcement!— $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy (@ChairTrophy) December 13, 2017
I don’t know what’s up, but I’m quite excited to see what the news will be!
HATS OFF to everyone who got involved!
I just want to extend a big congrats and thank you to the folks behind the new Broken Chair and the Chair-ity fundraiser to everyone who donated to help the Masonic Children’s Hospital and Team Jack. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the best new trophy in college football!