Team Emma

Buy coffee and help pay for Emma's Medical Bills

Medical & Health

Lake Country Chiefs Football is coordinating this campaign to help the Mertens family care for their daughter Emma who’s been battling an incurable brain tumor. Please help— simply order premium Java Funder coffee online and it’s shipped to your door. The full 25% of all sales proceeds go directly to the Mertens family.

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Hartland, Wisconsin | Created: September 3, 2019

Dear Football Friends,

I’m honored to announce a new program we’re launching to help a brave seven-year-old who’s part of our Lake Country Chiefs Football Family…

As many of you know, Emma Mertens has been battling cancer for some time with a rare DIPG brain tumor with no known cure. Her father Geoff Mertens is a volunteer coach for the Lake Country Chiefs Football Program and the Lake Country Lacrosse program that her brothers Carter and Cameron play for. The family is trying to enjoy every minute they can while juggling Emma’s appointments and treatments. Her mother Tammy has taken an unpaid leave from work to care for Emma, while Geoff balances work, coaching, and Emma’s care. You can only imagine how this has impacted the Mertens, especially with regards to growing medical costs. That’s why the Chiefs Organization has teamed up with Java Funder for our Team Emma fundraising campaign.

A locally based company, Java Funder helps nonprofits raise money through coffee sales. You can order this 100% Arabica, grade-A coffee conveniently online and have it delivered right to your door. Drink coffee you’ll love. All proceeds earned by the Chiefs Organization for the Team Emma fundraiser with Java Funder will be donated to Team Emma.  This amounts to 25% of the product purchase price less any discounts, shipping, and taxes.

Since Java Funder ships nationwide, our goal is 10 sales per player so we can donate a very meaningful amount to the Mertens family.

Thank you—the Mertens family truly appreciates your support during this difficult time. And the Chiefs Organization appreciates your generosity in carrying on our mission of fostering your child’s football and teamwork skills, all while serving others in our community.


Matt McQuestion

Chiefs President