October 2021

Football is a family tradition for Christian. He’s taken all three of his children to University of Cincinnati games over the years, but they have never gotten the chance to all go together. That’s why his wife, Kim, called Team Gleason when she found out that the Bearcats would be at Notre Dame.

“He especially loves the University of Cincinnati football team,” Kim says. She reached out to Team Gleason to send Christian and their three children on an exciting, football-packed Adventure to Nippert Stadium. His family even found a fun way to surprise Christian with the Adventure, arranging for University of Cincinnati Head Football Coach Luke Fickell to record a video telling Christian the exciting news.

On October 2nd, Christian and his children road tripped to Indiana to watch the University of Cincinnati vs. Notre Dame game. Thanks to the wonderful network of Team Gleason family and friends, a pair of tickets and game day parking were generously donated; Team Gleason was able to cover the additional pair of tickets.

Christian’s beloved Bearcats came out on top with the win, marking the first time the Bearcats beat the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame, and making this Adventure one the family will never forget. “Thank you, Team Gleason, from the bottom of my heart,” Christian said. “This was the most special day in my life and I can’t thank you enough. It made my dream come true.”

Team Gleason would like to extend a special thank you to Derek E. Ponamsky for his generosity during this Adventure.