The Michigan basketball program will honor The ChadTough Foundation for this weekend’s game against Purdue, the school announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Wolverines head coach John Beilein said his staff, the players and the Michigan student section will all be wearing “Chad Tough” t-shirts as a way to bring awareness to the foundation and its cause.
The ChadTough Foundation raises “funds and awareness for pediatric brain tumors with an emphasis on Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).”
The foundation was named after Chad Carr, the grandson of former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr, who passed away at age five following a five-year battle with DIPG.
We were very fortunate to win the Coaches Challenge last year and provide a much needed contribution to the ChadTough Foundation,” said Beilein, in a statement. “Kathleen and I are committed to doing whatever we can to bring awareness and raise funds to battle this disease.
“Wearing these T-shirts is just one small way we can help raise awareness for the cause. The fight against DIPG never stops. We need to win this battle for every child who has fought or is fighting pediatric brain tumors.”
Tip-off between the Wolverines and Boilermakers is set for 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2.