Team Jack Foundation's Andy Hoffman up for humanitarian award

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Team Jack Foundation's Andy Hoffman up for humanitarian award
Posted at 8:20 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 21:40:23-04

Andy Hoffman, the father of Jack Hoffman, is a finalist for The Nascar Foundation Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

The first place winner will receive $100,000 to benefit their charity, in Hoffman's case the money would go to the Team Jack Foundation. 

You can read about the entries and vote for Andy Hoffman, here. The deadline is September 26.

Watch his video entry: 

In 2013, Jack Hoffman inspired Husker Nation and the country. Hoffman is a brain cancer survivor. Coach Bo Pelini put him in a Husker spring game, and the team let the then-7-year-old score a 69 yard touchdown run. Jack even won an ESPY for his touchdown run. 

His family used that attention to create the Team Jack Foundation. According to its web site, Team Jack works with families impacted by pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers. "Team Jack’s objective is to fund research at the top research centers in the world -- fast."

The Team Jack Foundation says it has raised $3 million in the last three years.