Saturday, May 13, 2023 in Ann Arbor, MI

Looking forward to recreating the magic of our 2022 Gala in May 2023!

The 5th annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala will raise funds for game-changing research in the DIPG/DMG community with this year’s basketball-themed event. Join us at the Crisler Center in your “cocktail chic with your favorite sneaks…and don’t forget a pop of orange!”

ChadTough Gala

2023 Co-chairs

U-M Head basketball coaches and spouses

Jenine & Juwan Howard and Kim & Larry Arico, coaches of the University of Michigan Men’s and Women’s Basketball Programs, will co-host this year’s ChadTough Gala.

Jenine & Juwan Howard

Kim & Larry Arico

This event is SOLD OUT!

Gala Sponsor Poster


Sponsorship for the 2023 Gala is SOLD OUT! If you are interested in additional sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Stahl.

Viewing Auction Items

Online Auction 

Our always-popular auction will return for 2023. If you’d like to contribute something to the auction, please contact Anne White.

2022 Gala Highlights!

On April 23, 2022 we hosted our 4th annual Champions for Change Gala and raised over $1.4 million towards more game-changing DIPG research. To get a sense of this incredibly moving night, please watch this video for highlights from the 2022 event.

Presenting Sponsors

MVP Sponsors

Team Captains