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...
- On Monday cornerback Charles Woodson participated in the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Tee-Up Fore Kids golf fundraiser.
Children’s Hospital Tee-Up Fore Kids will support the Newborn Progressive Care Unit. Opened in 2010, the Newborn Progressive Care Unit is an extension of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It helps us accomodate rising patient volumes while providing the same standard of care delivered by the same caregivers as in the NICU.
- On Tuesday, the "Ladies of Lambeau," an inclusive group of women with ties to the Packers organization had approximately 200 volunteers package 60,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now. In addition, the charity recipient of three $5,000 grants from the Packers were determined and perishable food items were collected for Paul's Pantry.
“Stop Hunger Now” is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable, and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. “Stop Hunger Now’s” meal-packaging program provides volunteers the opportunity to package dehydrated, high-protein and highly nutritious meals that are used in crisis situations and in school feeding programs, for schools and orphanages in developing countries around the world.
- The Packers, along with the NFL and the Wisconsin National Guard, made a $2,000 donation to the Watertown High School football program where Benji Kamrath was named the Packers High School Coach of the Week.
The Packers and the Wisconsin National Guard will recognize one outstanding high school coach as their 'Coach of the Week' winner during the 2011 high school football season. Winners are awarded several items and privileges, including a $2,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin National Guard, and the NFL, as well as recognition of the award on packers.com.
- The Packers honored Airman 1st Class Bryenna L. Brooks in their Operation Fan Mail Program. Her family received four tickets to last week's Packers-Saints game and a care package from WPS Health Insurance.
Brooks, a Packers fan from Sherwood, Wis., just completed a six-month deployment as a volunteer USAF medic joining U.S. Army convoys in Afghanistan. Brooks and her convoy were attacked by Taliban insurgents and fired upon, wounding her and others inside. Brooks recovered well and was awarded the Purple Heart Military Medical Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Joint Force Commendation Medal and the Army Combat Medic Badge.
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