Saturday, October 7, 2017 the UNC-CH Tar Heels will fight for miracles for Logan Bomar, diagnosed with Pitt Hopkins syndrome! All donations made in honor of Logan Bomar will be used to fund UNC-CH Scientist Dr. Ben Philpot’s research into finding a cure for Pitt Hopkins.  Logan will have the honor of tossing the coin at the UNC Tar Heel home football game against Notre Dame. We are so proud of you, Logan!

UNC ties:

If it weren’t for UNC, Brooke and David may have never met, and Logan would not be here.

Both of Logan’s grandfathers played football at UNC.  Gayle Bomar played quarterback (’65-’69) and Don McCauley was the star running back (’67-’70).  They developed a lasting friendship, one that would bring Brooke and David together decades later.

After graduating from UNC, Gayle Bomar married the love of his life, Margie, and raised their four children in Durham, all of whom would become successful Tar Heels.  Jenny was a cheerleader and so was her husband, Jason, who is also Logan’s godfather.  Darley was on the dance team, and both David and his brother JP played safety on the football team.

Don McCauley went on to play with the Baltimore Colts for 11 seasons, then headed back to Long Island, NY.  There he raised 3 girls (2 would become Tar Heels…Brooke was not one of them!) with his beautiful wife Tracey. Chapel Hill was like a second home to them, and they visited every year for a game.

In 2005 the McCauleys decided to move to Chapel Hill, and as fate would have it, Tracey ran into Gayle in an elevator.  They started catching up and quickly hatched a plan to get David and Brooke together.  Long story short…David and Brooke agreed to a blind date, and the rest is history.

Logan is surrounded by Tar Heels, and the family keeps growing!  Her eldest cousin, Caroline, who organized the Pitt Hoppin’ Dance-a-thon, is now on the Dance Team at UNC.  We are sure that the line won’t stop there! To keep up to date with Logan’s progress, visit