HASTINGS, Neb. — Pediatric cancer patient Jack Hoffman and Team Jack will receive the fourth annual Tom Osborne Leadership Award on Friday at a banquet at the Adams County Fairgrounds.
The award is presented annually to a top leader in Nebraska or a top national leader with ties to Nebraska.
Seven-year-old Jack's battle against brain cancer and his ensuing friendship with former Husker football player Rex Burkhead and the Husker football team have attracted national attention. The Atkinson boy suited up for Nebraska's spring football game this year, running for an inspirational 69-yard touchdown that earned him a national ESPY Award for “Best Moment.”
Jack's family and friends started the Team Jack Foundation to raise awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research.
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