Eli’s Challenge

Eli Manning was inspired by the many scout troops, schools and youth sports teams raising money for Tackle Kids Cancer. He created Eli’s Challenge to match the first $100,000 raised by these local community groups in 2016, resulting in an a total of $250,000 donated to the cause. We are excited to announce that Eli has committed to match $150,000 of community group fundraising for 2017! Every dollar raised funds research and programs at the Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center; Eli’s Challenge was created to support these efforts. Click an option below to learn how your can join Eli and the New York Giants to Tackle Kids Cancer.

How To Join Eli's Challenge

Start or Join a Team

If you are a community based group and want to create a fundraising team, join an existing team, or start your own fundraising event.

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Give A Donation

Give now and Eli will match your donation.

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Show Corporate Support

If your company would like to support TeamTKC, please call 844-775-KIDS (5437) or email us at info@tacklekidscancer.org to get involved.


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Visit our Fundraising Playbook to receive fundraising tips or head to our Training Room for resources to help you sign your team up for the Eli Challenge.

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It is truly inspiring to see how many schools, scout troops and youth sports teams have done bake sales, car washes and other fundraisers and I want to inspire more of these groups to join the team - Eli Manning

Featured Community Organizations That Took The Challenge

Over the last year, numerous organizations have helped Tackle Kids Cancer. Check out our featured groups and learn more about how they are taking Eli's Challenge.


Torpedoes U9 Soccer

The Torpedoes U9 soccer team took Eli’s Challenge and faced off against pediatric cancer by taking $1, $2, and $5 donations online while also running car washes and lemonade stands.

MVP Niamh

Our patient, Niamh did an amazing job raising money for Eli’s Challenge and worked hard to raise over $3,600 where Eli matched her donation dollar for dollar.

Bergen Catholic HS Football

The Bergen Catholic High School Football team too Eli’s Challenge last season! They raised funds by selling Tackle Kids Cancer t-shirts and asked for donations to sign their banner for the patients. The Crusaders even invited MVP Jacob to their game where he accepted the game ball.

Minervini Family

Last October, the Minervini family hosted a massive Oktoberfest event to raise money for Eli’s Challenge. The family accepted donations, held raffles and costume contests and at the end of the event, they raised over $5,000!

Wyckoff PBA

To support MVP Becca Boo, the Wyckoff Police Department decided to do something a little different to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research. They received sponsorships to grow out their beards for a month and raised $3,000 and inspiring other PBA’s to do the same.

MVP Kaia

Our MVP Kaia inspired 3 teams to raise money for Tackle Kids Cancer! Kaia’s Crushing Crew, Comets for Kaia, and Invito Fitness for Kaia all took Eli’s Challenge last season and raised funds by selling carnations, fitness programs, and bake sales.

Stories of courage

Becca Boo

Rebecca, known as “Becca Boo” by her friends and family, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Becca says she is “allergic to cancer” and is fundraising for Tackle Kids Cancer by collecting pennies.

Rebecca's story


Matthew has been battling leukemia and feels people should support Tackle Kids Cancer and help “kick cancer’s butt.”

Matthew's story


Daniel was diagnosed with cancer, after 3 years of treatment, Daniel got to celebrate his bar mitzvah cancer-free!

Daniel's story

In the News

Modell’s Supports TKC

November 21, 2017

For the second year in a row, from September 11 to October 8, Modell’s Sporting Goods stores and Tackle Kids Cancer teamed up for the “Give 5, Get 5” campaign. When Modell’s shoppers donated $5…

Eli wins at football and philanthropy

May 15, 2017

NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning matches community fundraising efforts up to $100,000 for Tackle Kids Cancer. “Eli’s Challenge,” and community efforts raised $250,000 for Hackensack University Medical Center Children’s Cancer Center. Read More here…

Eli Manning Headlines Tackle Kids Cancer ‘All Stars’ Event

May 9, 2017

More than 500 youth and community groups joined stars from the world of sports to celebrate raising more than $250,000 as part of “Eli’s Challenge,” a campaign led by the New York Giants quarterback. The…

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