Welcome to the Homepage of the 2018 Addix Great American Giveback Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Contest


Thank you to the communities involved for their initiative to benefit Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. No one needs to experience a cancer or grief journey alone! Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids is an organization that provides 100% free emotional health support services for anyone on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.  Gilda's Club is a place where men, women and children  can turn to and feel they are part of a welcoming community of support.  We are “In this together!”


Semifinals - Links and Rules

Facebook - Coming 7:00PM EST on 7/22

Twitter - Coming 7:00PM EST on 7/22

Instagram - Coming 7:00PM EST on 7/22

The semifinals will consist of 8 teams and will begin on July 22nd at 7:00PM EST and end at 2:00AM EST July 26th.

The FOUR teams with the highest number of Twitter votes, Facebook comments, and Instagram comments will ADVANCE to the semifinals. 

The FOUR teams with the lowest Twitter votes, Facebook comments, and unique Instagram comments as of 2:00AM EST July 26th will be ELIMINATED.

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SEMIFINALISTS

Auburn Hills Oakland Christian Football - We would have our last home game in conjunction with Senior Night. Each player would have the name of a cancer victim or survivor on the back of their jersey with each player being introduced along with the cancer survivor during pregame.

Chicago Hope Academy Basketball - Breast cancer awareness and Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.game.

Concord Football - Game for cancer awareness and Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.

Fruitport Football - Game for cancer awareness and Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.

Hartford Volleyball - For volleyball, last year we played for our veterans. This year I like to play for people we lost. We all have experienced many losses sonletsbplay for our loved ones that are still in our hearts. ❤️

Leto Football The sport in question is football. Our cause game is for cancer awareness. In conjunction with this we also want to raise awareness for the losses people suffer due to cancer. I always ask my players if they know anyone who has ever been affected by cancer and every time all my kids raise their hands. People suffer losses to this dreadful disease more than normal and it is ok for people to have certain emotions toward it. I lost my father to brain cancer when I was 10 years old. I am currently 29 and it still hurts to this day. To have a group like Gilda’s Club where people do not have to grieve alone, is truly important. The goal of this awareness game is to let people know that it is ok to not be ok and that there is someone here for you always.

Lowell (Pink Arrow) - Spanning several sports at LHS, the annual Pink Arrow games raise money for Gilda's Club and local charities. Over 10 years, the Pink Arrow Project has raised over $1.8 million dollars. Players wear a jersey with another person's name on it that has been affected by cancer, or in memory of someone who lost their battle. 

Schoolcraft Basketball - This will be our first cause game for our community and school. It will be a Friday night and will honor those who have gone through the cancer journey, which unfortunately has been prevalent in the lives of our community.


General Rules

- Each cause game category will have ONE winning school.

- Each winning school will receive 50 custom designed cause game uniform items (all must be the same item, example: 50 football jerseys, 50 volleyball jerseys)

- Schools may enter in all five categories, but CAN ONLY WIN ONE.

- Facebook and Instagram comments are based on UNIQUE votes. You cannot vote for the same program more than once in any category. Any duplicate votes cast by the same person multiple times on either Facebook or Instagram will only be counted once. Each person may vote for one school.

- The decisions by the Addix social media team regarding who advances in each round, and the winners, will be final. All of us on the Addix team will thoroughly tally each result at the conclusion of each round and post results after each round.