Our Efforts

Husker Hope frequently hosts events to help create awareness and raise funds for our charity. Our events commonly include autograph sessions before Husker home games and silent auctions at various events around the state. Below is a list of some of the large scale events that Husker Hope has helped organize in the past. Stay tuned to this page for information on any upcoming events.

CANCELLED: Beatles Rooftop Concert

UPDATE: We apologize but this event will have to be canceled due to the breakup of the band. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Stay tuned for future events.

On May 22nd, 2015, Husker Hope will be hosting a Rooftop Concert at the Paxton Rooftop in Omaha featuring a Beatles cover band. Join us at 6 o’clock for a cocktail hour and silent auction. The band will begin playing their 2 hour set at 7 o’clock. Following their performance will be an autograph session with former Huskers players starting at 9 o’clock.

There are a limited number of tickets for this event.  Contact us using the form on this website for more information about this event.

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The Husker Hope Kilimanjaro Climb

At 19,340 feet, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest freestanding mountain and the largest volcano to ever breach the Earth’s crust. The most dangerous factor of the climb begins at 10,000 feet where the risk of high altitude sickness increases and fatigue sets in as the climber’s bodies struggle to adjust to a nearly 50% reduction in oxygen levels. This prevents 50% of all climbers from reach Uhuru peak, the highest point on the mountain.

As a dedication to Derek Ruth, Joel Makovicka and former Husker cheerleader Shari Kopf took their first steps on Mt. Kilimanjaro on September 6th, 2010. This marked the two-year anniversary of Derek’s injury to the day. On September 11th, Joel and Shari successfully reached Uhuru peak at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro.  At the peak they proudly flew the Nebraska flag for all those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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The Husker Hope Golf Tournament

Many Husker fans and avid golfers alike came out to support children with traumatic brain injury by participating in the Husker Hope Golf Tournament.  With the generosity of former Huskers, each foursome was able to be paired up with a former Husker, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Huskers then stuck around and provided autographs to all those in attendance, even if they weren’t lucky enough to win a silent auction item.

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