Uplifting Athletes Champions winner Rex Burkhead and Jack visit White House.
Rich Fisher, Burtch’s position coach, was in Florida recruiting last week and attended the Dick Vitale Gala, along with Pelini, Jack, and his dad, Andy Hoffman. Jimbo Fisher, head coach for defending national football champion Florida State, was among the guests that included Alabama’s Nick Saban and two Big Ten Conference basketball coaches – Michigan State’s Tom Izzo and Indiana’s Tom Crean. Vitale expects the gala to raise $2 million to support pediatric brain cancer research, increasing the event’s overall contributions to more than $12 million. This year’s event sold out and forced gala organizers to decline celebrities who wanted to buy tickets.
Andy Hoffman salutes Pelini for his role in fighting pediatric brain cancer. “When Coach Bo and his wife Mary Pat agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs for our first Team Jack Gala two months ago (in Lincoln), it meant so much to our family,” Andy said. “Coach Bo represents everything that’s good in college football. He has a deep commitment to serve others and does an amazing job of using his platform to impact society in a big and very positive way. Our family is so thankful to be a recipient of his graciousness.”
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