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Tackle Cancer

Where Do the Funds Go?

See the link below that shows the 2021 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.  

2021 was a great success for Tackle Cancer!  
This year, $326,297 was raised for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund!  This past fall, 135 high schools 12 colleges, along with the Minnesota Vikings and Gophers, joined our initiative.  Over the past 10 years, over 2.5 million dollars has been raised for cancer research and community aid!  Monies raised supports communities throughout our state along with research going for all types of cancer.  

The Tackle Cancer goal for 2022 is $400,000. Monies raised go to support cancer research and patient aid that benefits all Minnesotans!

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 past 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.

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