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Tackle Cancer

New Tackle Cancer Record in 2023!

Congratulations to all the high schools, colleges, and the Vikings on reaching a new milestone for Tackle Cancer!  This past fall, $568,479 was raised for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund!  Over the past 12 years, 3.5 million dollars has been raised by football programs in Minnesota!  

The MFCA is grateful for the 176 high schools, 15 colleges, the Minnesota Gophers, and the Minnesota Vikings who joined the fight against cancer this past fall.

 Monies raised for the Shaver Foundation goes towards cancer research and patient aid that benefits all Minnesotans!  

The Tackle Cancer goal for 2024 is $600,000. We hope every head football coach will consider joining the fight against cancer!

Coaches - Sponsoring a Tackle Cancer game is EASY! Here are some ideas.

  1. Select a home game.
  2. Promote your TC game in your school and community.
  3. Collect donations at the gate before the game.
  4. Two-minute challenge - during halftime pass buckets down each row of your home and away stands. Put two minutes on the scoreboard clock and have the announcer give directions and provide "play by play."
  5. Sell Tackle Cancer wristbands and t-shirts during lunch at school.
  6. Involve your youth football teams - parents donate $ for each touchdown scored in youth games the week of your Tackle Cancer game.

 The MFCA will contact you this spring with more details!

Where Do the Funds Go?

See the link below that shows the 2023 Grant Funds distribution from the Randy Shaver  Cancer Research & Community Fund.

Mission Statement of the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund 
The mission of the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund is to support the cancer community in Minnesota by funding research, prevention, treatment, and other programs relating to the cancer community’s needs.  

Contact Information

Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund
Roseann Shaver or Rhonda Brau
12800 Whitewater Drive, Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343

MFCA Contact – Dave Nelson
Minnetonka High School,
18301 Highway 7
Minnetonka MN  55345
Office Phone – 952-401-5948

Thank You!

The MFCA would like to thank the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Gophers, and the programs in the MIAC, NSIC and UMAC as well as all the high schools in Minnesota who participate for their support of Tackle Cancer