The University of St. Thomas Tommies and the St. John’s University Johnnies are competitors on the field in a football rivalry that dates back to 1901, and off the field, when it comes to fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Both college football teams are integral to their schools’ participation in collegiate fundraising for St. Jude. Since 2005, the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University has raised $552,234 for St. Jude. And the University of St. Thomas has raised more than $880,000 for St. Jude since the school began partnering with St. Jude in 2000. The colleges’ football teams have gotten involved in St. Jude fundraising in recent years, contributing thousands to the overall total.
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