Ashley HomeStores raises almost $1,800 for Team Jack Foundation

Ashley HomeStores raises almost $1,800 for Team Jack Foundation

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Ashley HomeStores in Grand Island and Kearney spent the week leading up to the Nebraska spring football game fundraising for the Team Jack Foundation.

Five years ago, Jack Hoffman became an overnight celebrity due to his 69-yard touchdown at Memorial Stadium during the Red and White Game. He brought national awareness to pediatric brain cancer, with which he was diagnosed in 2011. The 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 about 70 percent, there is a lot of work that needs to be done in this area.

During the week, the Kearney and Grand Island Ashley HomeStores raised $1,794. Many of these donations came from customers who brought in their tickets from the spring game as each ticket brought in resulted in an automatic $5 donation. But a majority came from the purchases of the customers.

Carson Rowh and Cory Prellwitz, co-owners of the Ashley HomeStores in Kearney and Grand Island, said this is a way they give back to the community.

“We want to have an exceptional impact on people and to that end we donate a significant portion of our sales and profits each year to many causes, primarily in our local area,” Rowh and Prellwitz said in a press release. “As the Red and White Game approached, we thought, ‘What better cause to donate to than Team Jack?’ and our entire team agreed that it was a great opportunity to raise awareness for pediatric brain cancer.”

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