The Champions for Change Gala is the marquee event for The ChadTough Foundation, raising over $1 million each year. It is an exceptional evening honoring DIPG angels and raising awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research. The event includes a Sponsor Pregame Party, Welcome Reception, Dinner Program, and Postgame Party. Guests enjoy mingling with past and present athletes and coaches, DIPG researchers, as well as other local celebrities. The online auction, live auction, and unique “ball toss” are always highlights of the evening.

This year’s event is being co-chaired by former Detroit Tigers All-Star Brandon Inge and his wife, Shani (Chad’s godmother), along with NCBWA National Baseball Coach of the Year Erik Bakich and his wife, Jiffy. Former NFL placekicker and current CBS Sports analyst Jay Feely will emcee the evening.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
Time: Welcome reception doors open at 6PM sharp. No early entry.
Location: Al Glick Field House
Parking: Shuttle service available from U-M lot SC-7. Consider using rideshare services or the free shuttle from The Kensington Hotel.
Hotel: Special “ChadTough” rate available at The Kensington Hotel (and also at Even, a brand-new adjacent property).
Attire: Cocktail chic with a pop of orange (not black tie).

Online Auction
Whether you attend the event or not, all are encouraged to participate in our phenomenal online auction, which will include one-of-a-kind experiences, incredible memorabilia, and hundreds of other interesting items.
Email to be notified when auction registration opens.

Table & Ticket Information
Your evening includes the Welcome Reception, Full Bar, Dinner, and Postgame Party.
Tables are $5,000 (seat 10).
Tickets are $525.
Tables and tickets will be open for purchase on April 1 based on availability. Tables can be secured now via sponsorship only. Email

Sponsorship Information
Sponsorships are available starting at $10,000 and feature access to the exclusive Sponsor Pregame Party.


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