Champions for Change Gala

We hosted our 4th annual Champions for Change Gala at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on April 23, 2022. We would like to announce our event raised over $1.5 million to go towards more game-changing DIPG research!

Tammi and Jason Carr thank you for a successful first gala as the newly merged ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation and are so honored to welcome co-founders, Mark and Jenny Mosier, as well as our growing network of Family Partners, to this amazing Ann Arbor event.


In honor of our 2022 co-chairs, UM Head Baseball Coach Erik Bakich and his wife, Jiffy, and former Detroit Tiger and current UM Volunteer Assistant Baseball Coach Brandon Inge and his wife, Shani (Chad Carr’s forever Godmother), this year’s event had a baseball theme and celebrated America’s pastime with flair! Thank you so much – we love you and are grateful for all you do for the ChadTough family.

Jiffy & Erik

Shani & Brandon

Champions for Change


Thank you to all our 2022 Champions for Change Gala sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor in 2023, please contact Stephanie Stahl at

Tickets and Tables

The 2022 EVENT was SOLD OUT! As soon as we have the 2023 date, we will share. If you would like to be added to waitlist, please contact

Online Auction 

The Champions for Change Gala is known for its amazing online auction that anyone can participate in from anywhere! Our 2022 auction had over 300+ items to bid on, and we start to gather items months in advance! Contact Anne White at with any questions or if you would like to donate an item(s).

Spirit Award Winner

Jace Ward

Jace Ward

Spirit Award Winner

Chase Winovich

chase winovich


CBS Sports Analyst

Jay Feely


Postgame Party


Chateau Band

For Those Attending the Event

Our hotel partner for the Champions for Change Gala is the Hampton Inn – Ann Arbor South. Thank you for your hospitality!

Golden Limo

Transportation was provided between this hotel and the event by our transportation partner, Golden Limo.

Thank you to our 2022 Gala Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

MVP $25,000

Latcha & Associates

& Peter Mertz

Alro Steel

The Popp

All-Star $15,000

Sheila & Max Wicha

Team Captain $10,000

Jan & John Hamilton

Mary & Jonathan Aaron

Sharon & Bill Stein