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Jack Hoffman Helps Kick Off Cornhusker State Games

Jack Hoffman Helps Kick Off Cornhusker State Games

By Jennifer Griswold. CREATED Jul 18, 2014

Lincoln, NE - Amateur athletes in the state will compete this weekend in the annual Cornhusker State Games.

A special guest kicked off the activities. Pediatric brain cancer survivor Jack Hoffman lit the torch at tonight's Opening Ceremonies. He couldn't quite reach the top of the cauldron himself so he got a boost thanks to members of the Nebraska National Guard. 

Thanks to Coach Bo Pelini and the Husker football team, Jack gained national attention when he scored a touchdown in a Husker Spring Game. 

Since then, the Team Jack Foundation has worked to gain awareness for pediatric brain cancer.