Frequently overlooked is what the Green Bay Packers players and the organization are doing outside the playing field. In an attempt to bring light to their charitable contributions to the community and balanced coverage, we bring you this weekly feature…
- The Packers are teaming up with Verizon Wireless to conduct a season-long phone drive, the proceeds from donations of which will be going to domestic violence agencies and shelters. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson is also apppearing in a PSA:
Produced by Verizon Wireless, a public service announcement featuring Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and his wife Emily will be broadcast on television stations throughout Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and shown on the Lambeau Field TundraVision during each Packers home game. The PSA encourages fans to donate their old phones to HopeLine.
- The Packers will be recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month by featuring several pink elements at Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos including players wearing pink cleats, gloves, hats and towels. Such apparel will later be auctioned to benefit cancer research:
All apparel worn at games by players and coaches, along with special game balls and pink coins will be auctioned off at NFL Auction (www.NFL.com/auction), with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society and team charities.
- The Packers, along with the NFL and the Wisconsin National Guard, have made a $2,000 donation to the Verona High School football program as part of their High School Coach of the Week program:
Dave Richardson of Verona High School has been named Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, a program presented by the Wisconsin National Guard, the organization announced Wednesday.
- The Packers were a sponsor of Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin’s 2011 Green and Gold Gala, which was held Thursday evening in the Lambeau Field atrium. According to the event’s official website:
The goal for this year’s event is to raise $110,000 in proceeds to support programs that promote healing, happiness and hope for local kids and families. Programs include Healthy Families, helping high-risk families with young children succeed, the Sexual Assault Centerwhich provides a healing place for abused children, and the Transitional Living Program that keeps homeless youth safe.
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