Michigan regent vows to match donations for ChadTough Foundation
What started out as a $15,000 donation initiative for the ChadTough Foundation ignited by Michigan defensive lineman Chase Winovich, has really become an incredible fundraising event.
Several days ago, Winovich urged fans of the Maize and Blue to raise $15,000 for the ChadTough Foundation, an organization dedicated to pediatric cancer research. If the goal was met, the lineman promised to dye his long, blond hair orange for the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day.
As time has passed, more people have gotten involved. Devin Bush, Maurice Hurst and Grant Newsome have all pledged to dye their hair orange for the Outback Bowl if different milestones were met. Defensive coordinator Don Brown vowed to dye his mustache orange.
With donations exceeding $125,000, all of those players and Brown will be sporting orange hair. But it gets even better.
On Tuesday, Michigan regent Ron Weiser vowed to match the donations raised by Winovich and the Wolverines dollar-for-dollar, up to $1 million.
— ChadTough Foundation (@chadtough) December 26, 2017
As of Tuesday afternoon, donations exceeded $131,000.
The ChadTough Foundation raises funds for pediatric cancer research and awareness for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Chad Carr, the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr, lost his battle with DIPG in 2015.
Since that time, the ChadTough Foundation has been a foundation that several Wolverines sports teams have supported.