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Rex Burkhead in Search of a Super Bowl Title

Rex Burkhead in Search of a Super Bowl Title

Thursday, February 28, 2019

For the second straight year, Rex Burkhead, Team Jack Foundation Board Member and former Nebraska Cornhusker, has found himself in the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots! On Sunday, February 3rd, Rex and his team will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Burkhead will have no bigger fans than the Team Jack Foundation, a Nebraska-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that Rex helped launch. 

In 2011 while at Nebraska, Rex agreed to meet Jack Hoffman and his family. Jack who was five at the time, had been diagnosed with brain cancer earlier that Spring. That day at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, Burkhead and the Hoffman's shared lunch and a stadium tour, and over the next seven-plus years later the relationship has grown into something special. The Hoffman's founded the Team Jack Foundation whose mission is to raise impactful funds for pediatric brain cancer and work to create national awareness for the disease. Pediatric brain cancer is the leading childhood cancer cause of death and the Team Jack Foundation is working hard to change that. Rex Burkhead sits on the ten-member board of directors for the Foundation.

In addition to his role as a Team Jack board member, Rex and his wife, Danielle, and their families host an annual fundraiser to benefit the Team Jack Foundation in their hometown of Plano, Texas. This event has raised over $100,000 in its first two years, thanks to the generosity and volunteering spirit of North Texans. The 3rd Annual Team Jack Trifecta with Rex Burkhead is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Plano. The Trifecta begins with a 5K run/walk, then offers a youth football camp and ends with an adult 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The event also includes lunch, a short program about Team Jack as well as a silent auction. For more information on the Team Jack Trifecta click here.  

Trifecta Page


In celebration of #SuperBowlLIII here's a chance to win a Rex Burkhead autographed Patriots football! Give $20 or more now through Monday, February 4th to be entered to win! #GoPats #TeamJack 

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