Packers In The Community: Week 5

Among other efforts, linebacker Brady Poppinga recently visited a local elementary school to participate in the team's Youth Football Outreach Camp and stress the importance of physical fitness.

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...

  • A photo gallery is located on the Packers official website from an appearance by linebacker Brady Poppinga in the community.

Poppinga visited Danz Elementary School to participate in the Packers Youth Football Outreach Camp and helped emphasize the importance of physical fitness.

Love Jones 4 Kids will be sponsoring a dinner meal for the residents & their children at the New Community Homeless Shelter.

  • The Packers and the NFL made a $1,000 contribution to the New Lisbon High School football program after Brad Bever was named the team's High School Coach of the Week.

Bever, in his 19th season as head coach of the Division 7 program, led the Rockets to a 23-20 come-from-behind victory over Division 5 Necedah (Wis.) High School last Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.

  • Along with WPS Health Insurance, the Packers honored Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Koenig on field before the Lions game last week, gave his family four tickets to the game along with a care package through their "Operation Fan Mail" program.

On active duty since October 2007, Koenig is a mortarman with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, Golf Company. He served in Iraq in 2009 and is leaving for a tour in Afghanistan in mid-October. He was joined at the game by his mother and father, Carole and Ron Shutts, and a brother, Brett Shutts.

  • The Packers have also teamed up with Oshkosh Defense, a producer of armored vehicles and technologies, to honor the military serving the United States by bringing a new exhibit called "Pro Football and the American Spirit" to the Packers Hall of Fame.

Some of the exhibit topics include the NFL’s generation of War Bonds during World War II, the NFL/USO Vietnam “goodwill tours,” and players and personnel who served – from World War II to Desert Storm to Afghanistan. It also looks at how the NFL used its resources to increase America’s collective level of patriotism during times of crisis for the country.

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