GORDON, HENDRY AND DUENSING HEADLINE THE 2021 MILLARD ROOFING CELEBRITY SPORTS NIGHT EVENT PRESENTED BY 1ST STATE BANK

Three of the biggest names in Nebraska baseball history headline the Millard Roofing 2021 Celebrity Sports Night event presented by 1 st State Bank to benefit the Nebraska Greats Foundation www.negreats.org Former college All-American, 1 st Round draft choice and World Series winner Alex Gordon, MLB veteran and Millard South and 10-year big leaguer Brian Duensing will join former Creighton head coach and MLB Executive Jim Hendry on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at the Ralston Arena to raise life changing funds in support of former collegiate athletes who face medical […]

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FORMER CREIGHTON BASKETBALL AND UNL FOOTBALL STANDOUTS JOIN THE NEBRASKA GREATS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (www.negreats.org) announces the appointment of former Creighton Basketball captain Matt West and Husker Football record setter Kris Brown to three year terms. “These are two outstanding professionals and family men with tremendous records of achievement during their playing days but even more so since entering private life. Our organization will be enhanced by their contributions and our current and future recipients couldn’t have two greater advocates.” Says NGF Executive Director Jim Rose. The Dallas-native Brown helped bring home two national championships and set numerous school place-kicking […]

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The Nebraska Greats Foundation Issues Grant to Former Husker Standout Battling COVID-19

The Nebraska Greats Foundation which serves former letter winners from Nebraska’s 4-year colleges and universities who face medical and financial challenges, has issued its first grant to a victim of COVID-19. Former UNL Football standout Keven Lightner, an All Big 8 performer in 1987 was struck with the Corona Virus while visiting Nebraska in the summer of 2020. He is an assistant coach with the Fujitsu Frontiers of Japan’s professional football league. Health authorities are certain he was infected while in Lincoln. Said Lightner, “I would like to thank the […]

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Former Wayne State Football Player Latest Recipient of Support From the Nebraska Greats Foundation

The Nebraska Greats Foundation (501c-3) proudly announces the awarding of another life changing grant to a former Nebraska College Athletics letter winner. Drew Caskey, a two-year letter winner in football at Wayne State College (2000-2001) suffered a serious hip injury while playing. It grew progressively worse until doctors recently advised a complete hip replacement procedure. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Drew was furloughed from his position at the University of Nebraska and was left with a financial hardship, unable to access the procedure, travel costs and post-operative care. His application […]

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