Packers In The Community: Week 14

Linebacker Desmond Bishop and safety Charlie Peprah will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army this upcoming Monday at Bay Park Square Mall in Ashwaubenon, Wis.

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...

  • Linebacker Desmond Bishop and safety Charlie Peprah will be ringing bells at Bay Park Square Mall in Ashwaubenon, Wis. on Monday Dec. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. for the Salvation Army's annual red kettle campaign.

Fans are encouraged to make a visit to the ringing session. Each player will sign an autograph in exchange for a donation to the red kettle.

  • Offensive linemen T.J. Lang and Nick McDonald, tight end Andrew Quarless and quarterback Graham Harrell acted as coaches for the Oneida Nation football clinic on Tuesday night inside the Don Hutson Center.

More than 100 excited kids piled into the Hutson Center to get a taste of what a Green Bay Packers practice entails as they learned the skills and drills that their idols perform in preparation for gameday.

  • The Packers are selling the 1929 throwback jerseys and helmets of all 45 players from this past weekend's game, proceeds of which will go to charity.

The sale of the uniforms will benefit charity, with 10 percent of the proceeds to be directed to the Green Bay Packers Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization that has distributed more than $2 million since it was established in 1986 for education, civic affairs, health services, human services and youth-related programs. Other proceeds from the sales will go toward the cost of the third jersey program.

  • The annual "Toys for Tots" campaign held before 49ers game at Lambeau Field on Sunday Dec. 5 collected 1,300 toys and raised over $4,500.

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps were at Lambeau Field today to assist in collecting toys and monetary donations. The Marines, with assistance by the Salvation Army, will distribute the toys to children in need in the Green Bay area this holiday season.

In recognition of NFL PLAY 60, 15 students from Marshall, Parkview, Huntley, and Grantosa Middle School also took the field prior to Sunday’s contest. Wearing special PLAY 60 jerseys, the students were selected for winning the PLAY 60 Challenge last March and demonstrating the importance of good health and being active.

  • A regional NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition was held prior to this past weekend's 49ers game at the Don Hutson Center and the children were later honored by the Packers.

Seventeen boys and 17 girls, ages 8 to 15 advanced to Sunday’s competition through local, regional and sectional competitions across Wisconsin. Following their 8 a.m. competition, all 34 participants made their way to Lambeau Field to display their passing talents on the field as part of the pregame festivities, with the competition winners introduced as well.

  • The fifth annual Festival of Lights, a community event, was held at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Saturday Dec. 4, which included the lighting of the tree on Harlan Plaza.

The festivities got underway in the Lambeau Field Atrium as guests were treated to musical performances from the Kewaunee High School and Mosinee High School Cantabile Choirs, and holiday activities such as cookie decorating, holiday movies and cartoons, card making, and a special visit from Santa Claus.

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December 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm

WOW. Nice work Packer's organization and players. Points in the proverbial karma bag.

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