Saturday, May 11, 2024 in Ann Arbor, MI

Looking forward to recreating the magic of our 2023 Gala in May 2024! The 6th annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala will raise funds for game-changing research in the DIPG/DMG community. Join us at the Crisler Center in your “cocktail chic with your favorite sneaks…and don’t forget a pop of orange!”

ChadTough Gala

2024 Co-Chairs

"Hutch & Hutch"

Former Michigan Football and current Detroit Lions player, Aidan Hutchinson, and Michigan Softball’s legendary coach, Carol Hutchins, will co-host the 2024 ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala.

Aidan Hutchinson

Carol Hutchins


Tables are currently only available for sponsors. If you are interested in purchasing a table, please add your name to the waitlist and we will contact you if a table is available.


Sponsorships are available for the 2024 ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Stahl at

Online Auction 

Our always-popular online auction is back! Bidding ends at 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Click below for more details about this year’s auction.

Official Hotel Partners

We encourage you to consider staying with one of these wonderful hotels to make your evening even more enjoyable.
Complimentary shuttle service to and from the gala will be provided.

2023 Gala Highlights!

On May 13, 2023, we hosted our 5th annual ChadTough Defeat DIPG Gala and raised $1.7 million towards more game-changing DIPG research. To get a sense of this incredibly moving night, please watch this video for highlights from the 2023 event.

Presenting Sponsors

MVP Sponsors

Team Captains