Below is a message from Supervisory Special Agent Rick Burkhead regarding an event on April 1, 2017 benefiting a foundation that funds pediatric brain cancer research.
Our son Rex is deeply engaged in a cause to help cure pediatric brain cancer with the Team Jack Foundation and is an active board member.
The Foundation actually began when Rex met with an 8 year old boy named Jack while playing football at the University of Nebraska. Jack is still battling brain cancer. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CRHRvMlFWdk
Their meeting sparked the formation of the Team Jack Foundation, which to date has raised over 4.5 million dollars for pediatric brain cancer research. Eric Berry, current KC safety, a cancer survivor was the keynote speaker in Lincoln, NE two weekends ago at the Team Jack Gala.
On Saturday 04/01/17, Rex will be hosting the first ever Team Jack event in North Texas called the Team Jack Trifecta which includes a 5K race, two hour football skills camp, and an adult 3 on 3 basketball tournament.
For the football skills camp, we will have several current NFL and several former college players working each station and the event will be hosted at Plano Senior High School. We want the camp to be fun, full of skill building and impactful on the youth football player.
The 5K race and 3 on 3 basketball tournament will include great prizes for the winners.
Again, all proceeds for this event will go directly to research. We are working to bring out local families and children to recognize their individual struggles, victories, and stories.
ESPY winner Jack Hoffman and his family will be attending the event . We will recognize all the children and families at noon on the date of the event in the PSHS gymnasium.
Check out Rex's twitter page @rbrex2022 for more updated information and the Team Jack Trifecta link below.
Appreciate your time and any help you can provide pushing this invitation to anyone who may wish to participate.
Short video of How it all started - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CRHRvMlFWdk
Team Jack Website - http://www.teamjackfoundation.org/
5K Race/Football camp/3 on 3 Basketball Tournament - http://www.teamjackfoundation.org/plano