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...
- Several Packers players visited cancer patients on this past Tuesday:
Mason Crosby, Graham Harrell and Tori Gurley met with cancer patients and staff at Bellin's Cancer Treatment Center on their day off.
- On the same day, two other Packers installed playground equipment at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay:
Rookie offensive tackle Derek Sherrod and second-year tight end Andrew Quarless joined city and United Way workers and community volunteers to install new playground pieces as part of the Hometown Huddle program.
- Also on Tuesday, wide receiver Donald Driver visited the YMCA Young Leaders Academy in Milwaukee:
Driver spent about 30 minutes with the children, reading his book, answering their questions and taking photos with them. He also donated more than 30 copies of the book to the YMCA Young Leaders Academy library.
- On Monday, several Packers players took part in the Packers Pals Party at the Bellin Health Performance Center:
The room was filled with excitement as about 100 children were able to meet with players and play with them through a Packers’ Youth Football Outreach Camp obstacle course. This year’s featured Packers were Graham Harrell, Tori Gurley, MD Jennings and Brad Jones; they were accompanied by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Women’s Basketball team, who were there to teach the kids about the sport.
- The Packers are hosting two community events at Lambeau Field this weekend, the Haunted Concourse for teens on Friday and Saturday nights and Spooktacular Fun for younger children on Saturday afternoon:
The Haunted Concourse this year again is open for two days of thrills and has an admission price of $2, with all proceeds to benefit the Angel Fund for Children with Cancer.
- On Thursday Packers tight end Tom Crabtree spent some time with a local area youth football team:
Tom Crabtree took the field in a surprise pick-up game with youngsters on the La Java Hornets seven to nine-year-old flag football team.
- A record was set at last Sunday's game at Lambeau Field for the game against the St. Louis Rams:
Fans attending Sunday’s Packers-Rams game donated 27,400 non-perishable food items, a record for the event, as well as $15,021 for the Packers Women’s Association’s 25th Annual Food Drive for Paul’s Pantry, a supplementary food distribution program for the needy in the greater Green Bay area.
- Staff Sargeant Daniel Knudson was honored at the Rams game and given a care package courtesy of the Packers and WPS Health Insurance:
Knudsen, from Menasha, Wis., serves the U.S. Army as a Senior Medical Sergeant on an Operational Detachment Alpha in the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He has completed two tours to Iraq, serving as an Automatic Rifleman and later a Squad Leader in the 3rd Infantry Divison.
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