Funding the Cure for Childhood Brain Cancer


2017 Team Jack Foundation Gala


Call 402.925.2120 or email to be placed on the wait list.


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Eric Berry will be featured as the 2017 Team Jack Gala Keynote

  • Eric fought and won his battle against Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014.

  • Berry was recognized with the “Comeback Player of the Year Award” at the NFL Honors this past February.

  • 2016 "Best Comeback Athlete" ESPY award winner.

  • Eric returned for his seventh season with the Chiefs in 2016.

Rex Burkhead

  • Cincinnati Bengal Running Back.

  • Team Jack Foundation Board Member.

  • Left Huskers as school's No. 5 all-time rusher, scoring 35 total TDs.

  •  Frequent participant in Bengals' community outreach activities.

Hannah Huston

  • Hannah Huston was a preschool teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska when she auditioned for season ten (2016) of the U.S. singing competition The Voice

  • In late 2016, Huston released her first single “I Alone Have Loved You”, and was voted to perform the song live on season eleven of The Voice. 

  • Hannah ultimately finished second runner up for season ten (2016) of The Voice.

Ameer Abdullah

  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round (54th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

  • Active advocate for The Team Jack Foundation.

  • Finished his senior season at Nebraska with 1,611 rushing yards.

  •  Voted by his teammates for the Mel Farr Rookie of the Year Award in 2015.

Jeremiah Sirles

  • Went from undrafted rookie free agent in 2014 to starting by end of his rookie campaign in San Diego.

  • Active with charity efforts through Team Jack, Tyson’s Treasure Chest and fighting pediatric brain cancer.

  • Started 41 of his 53 career games played as a Nebraska Husker.

  •  Named to Nebraska’s Brook Berringer Citizenship team in 2012 and 2013.

Quincy Enunwa

  • He was the 209th draft selection as a wide receiver to the New York Jets.

  • Active advocate for The Team Jack Foundation.

  • Holds single season touchdown reception record with 12, as a senior.

Kenny Bell

  • Signed to the Ravens on 10/15/16.

  • Active advocate for The Team Jack Foundation.

  • Started 49 of 53 games at Nebraska.

  •  Volunteered time with Husker Heroes, Meadow Lane Elementary and Norwood Park Elementary while in college.

Will Compton

  • Originally entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins as a college free agent on May 2, 2013

  • Finished career with 247 tackles, ranking 12th at Nebraska all-time in that category.

  • Advocate for The Team Jack Foundation.

Brent Qvale

New York Jets

Spencer Long

Washington Redskins

Jordan Westerkamp

Former Nebraska Cornhusker

Tommy Armstrong

Former Nebraska Cornhusker

Chris Kelsay

Buffalo Bills

CJ Zimmerer

Former Nebraska Cornhusker

Taylor Martinez

Former Nebraska Cornhusker

Joey Felici

Former Nebraska Cornhusker

Derek Foster

Former Nebraska Cornhusker

Tobi Okuyemi

Former Nebraska Cornhusker

Josh Mitchell

Toronto Argonauts


General Event Details

Tickets $150 Each | $500 VIP  |  $2,500 Per Table

  • Location | Embassy Suites Hotel | Lincoln, NE

  • Parking | Valet Available, Garage Parking

  • 5:00 pm Social Hour | 6:30 Dinner & Inspiring Program

  • Cocktail Attire

  • Hotel Accomodations | Embassy Hotel

Please make your Embassy Suites hotel reservation for the 4th Annual Team Jack Foundation Gala here:



For any sponsorship inquiries, please contact or 855-RUN-JACK.

The Team Jack Foundation offers various sponsorship opportunities at its annual Gala.  From an exclusive sponsorships to table sponsorships, there is a level of participation fit for every company and/or individual.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Table Sponsors: 

Home Instead, Senior Care | Circle BK Farm & Ranch | Ameritas | Michelle Mapes | Gary & Karen Hoffman Family | Selden Trucking | Husker Rehab | All Smiles Dentistry | Ideal Images Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska | Oriental Trading Company, Inc. | Raising Canes | Hampton Enterprises | Dick & Pat Galyen Family | Hyatt Reservations | Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Omaha | Excel Chiropractic | Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery HealthLOGIC Partners |TCSquared | Dan & Tami Campbell Family | Sam Burtch & Joey Felici | Josh Mitchell/Gut Check USA | Cameron Meredith | Zach Sterup |Rex Burkhead | Brent Qvale | Ameer Abdullah | Kenny Bell | Jeremiah Sirles | Spencer Long | Quincy Enunwa | Will Compton

Family Table Sponsors:

Black Hills Energy | Werner Enterprises | All Smiles Dentistry | Excel Chiropractic|Firespring

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Watch 2016 Gala Highlights Here

The 3rd Annual Team Jack Foundation Presented by Dorothy Lynch was held on March 5, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebr.  The event brought together nearly 700 people and raised over $400,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.  

The 2016 gala featured Hall of Fame Quarterback and Cancer Survivor Jim Kelly. Joining Kelly was Husker great, Rex Burkhead and many more. During the event, Kelly said it best:

Make a difference today for someone who is fighting for tomorrow.” - Jim Kelly

The Team Jack Foundation thanks everyone who attend that evening for helping us do just that and for truly being committed to the fight against childhood cancer.