Category Archives: My Connection to My Charity

Chuck Tack


Where Are They Now.

Chuck played for Nebraska starting in 1997, where he was recruited as a punter / kicker. After getting his degree in Civil Engineering, he pursued professional football where he had brief stints with NFL teams as well as playing for the CFL, NFL Europe, Arena, and currently for a semi-professional team called the Midwest Rampage. He still plays as I love kicking, but his favorite part is taking road trips with his biggest supporter—his wife. Since his professional football career ended, he moved into the energy field where he’s a Unit Supervisor for a Nuclear Power Plant in Brownsville NE. He is one of approximately 5000 individuals in the United States that has a Senior Reactor Operator’s License granted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Why I Chose this Recipe - Lucy’s Italian Pizza Sauce

The recipe I choose was Lucy’s pizza sauce as my neighbors and myself were some of her test subjects. Lucy would make up pizzas and then have us try them to tell her what we thought. From there she would tweak the sauce until this masterpiece was born. The best part about the process was / is the memories we are making by having the tasting parties. These tasting parties brought all of us together and strengthened our friendships.  All my neighbors are awesome cooks with lots of unique recipes but the fact that I’m addicted to pizza definitely gave the sauce an edge. I would like to thank my wife, the Cavanuaghs, Hoffmans, and Lachnitts, for all the great times, great food, and support.

My Connection to My Charity - Pug Partners of Nebraska

Pug Partners is my charity as they try to place pugs that have been abused into loving homes. My pug “Piggy” makes my heart feel warm anytime I think about her. My goal by representing Pug Partners is to help them find homes or receive financing to help make the abused pugs get the same warmth from humans.

Bo Ruud

bo_RuudWhere Are They Now.

- For the last 5 years  I have Been working for Stryker Surgical. A medical sales company.

- Founding board member of Americans Heart Association Men Go Red group.

- I enjoy outdoors , fishing,  traveling , spending time with friends and family

Why I Chose This Recipe -Ruud Family Heart-Healthy Salmon

As the son of Jaime Ruud a Nutritionist and registered dietician, eating healthy has always been a big part of my life.  My mother always did her best to make sure her family had healthy options every night at the dinner table.  A colorful plate and moderate portions sizes were things she always preached.  This recipe is one I personally eat every week for dinner. It is a great balance of protein, healthy fats, and low glycemic carbs.  Pair this meal with a glass of red wine and relax. You can feel great about spending time with friends and family while eating a delicious meal,  knowing you are taking care of your heart at the same time.

My Connection to My Charity -American Heart Association and Go Red For Women

I chose this recipe and my charity (The American Heart Association) to carry on my mother’s legacy and spread awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of all men and women in the United States.  This is a passion of mine and I know my mom would be so proud to know that she had a part in promoting healthy living to people in her community.

Aaron Davis


My Connection to My Charity -Boys & Girls club of Lancaster County

Aaron Davis is a board member of the Boys & Girls club of Lancaster County.

Our Boys & Girls Club provides…

  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity

Our Boys & Girls Club…

  • Is affordable for all young people. Our membership fee is only $10 dollars per child for the entire year. Dues are kept low to enable all youth to participate. Everyone is able to belong on an equal basis regardless of their social or economic status. Scholarships are also available.
  • Is for all boys and girls. Our Club is specifically designed to serve young people between the ages of six and 18 who are pursuing their education. Our Club accepts children of all races, religions and ethnic cultures. We require no proof of good character to join. Our Club will help and guide girls and boys who may be in danger of acquiring, or who already have acquired, unacceptable habits and attitudes, as well as boys and girls of good character.
  • Has varied and diversified programs. Our Club conducts quality programming that recognizes and responds to the collective and individual needs of our members. We emphasize values inherent in the relationship between young people and their peers, and young people and adult leaders. Our Club will help young people to make satisfying choices in their physical, educational, personal, social, emotional and vocational lives.
  • Has trained, professional staff in a safe, positive place. Our Club is led by full-time professionals and trained part-time staff and volunteers. Activities are held in the warm, friendly atmosphere of the Park Middle School Teen Center. Our Club is open to all members at any time during hours of operation of their age group.