Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh may rankle competitors with his tactics on the football field and on the recruiting trail, but he's not without his admirable qualities. According to a Facebook post by Tammi Curtis Carr, Harbaugh donated the $10,000 fee from a recent autograph signing to the ChadTough Foundation:
Curtis Carr is the mother of Chad Carr, the grandson of former Wolverines coach Lloyd Carr who died last year at the age of five due to brain cancer. He was also the grandson of former Michigan defensive back Tom Curtis, who played in Ann Arbor from 1967-69.
Chad Carr's 2014 diagnosis brought together the Michigan community, which helped the family by making sizable donations to cancer research. The ChadTough Foundation was founded by Curtis Carr in an effort to raise awareness and find a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, the type of tumor Chad had, and pediatric cancer.
On Feb. 13, the Michigan basketball team honored Carr by wearing #ChadTough T-shirts.
"All of us were moved by the fight young Chad Carr demonstrated against DIPG—a terrible disease that has left zero survivors,” Wolverines coach John Beilein said, per CBS Detroit. “Kathleen and I are driven to win the $100,000 prize from the ESPN Infiniti Coaches Challenge for DIPG research.
"Wearing these t-shirts is just one small way we can help bring awareness to the cause of the Chad Tough Foundation. We need to win this battle for every child who has fought or is fighting pediatric brain tumors.”
Harbaugh's donation continues a trend of admirable support within the Wolverines community. There's not much to add here other than to support Harbaugh for his generosity.