Former Players Campaign to Support TeamMates MentoringIn celebration of 25 years of TeamMates Mentoring Program, former Husker players and staffers have joined forces to launch a special campaign to honor Coach Osborne with donations to the organization he co-founded with his wife, Nancy. The committee has set a goal to raise $2.5 million to support TeamMates in reaching the vision to serve 12,000 youth with a mentor by 2020.
Former Players Committee Members
Dr. Pat ClareHalf Back (1958-1961) and Team Surgeon (1973-2015)
Jim PillenDefensive Back (1975-1978)
Trev AlbertsLine Backer (1990-1993)
Doak OstergardAthletic Trainer (1990-2013)
Zach WiegertOffensive Tackle (1991-1994)
DeMoine AdamsRush End (1998-2002)
An appeal from the Former Players Campaign Committee
TeamMates mentors serve as their youth mentee’s greatest champions, as former players and coaches, Coach Osborne was our greatest advocate and champion. Those of us fortunate enough to play for or know him are the luckiest mentees of all. Loyalty, Trust and Teamwork were all building blocks that helped to create hope and encouragement in all of us.
More than $1 million has been committed to date
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Original Mentor: Richard Bollen - TeamMates started 25 years ago with Nebraska football players mentoring boys in Lincoln, NE. Hear from one of the original mentors about his experience!