Packers donate grants of $125K each to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Sherman Phoenix
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers announced the organization is donating two player-director $125,00 grants, one to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and one to Sherman Phoenix, as part of the team's ongoing pledge to support social justice and racial equality in Wisconsin communities, according to a news release.
“When we are blessed, it is our job to be a blessing to others,” said Packers safety Adrian Amos on behalf of the players’ leadership council. “Our youth need our guidance and support. I am proud to be a part of a team who is willing to give their time and resources to help the communities who need it.”
Officials say this is the third year the Packers and their players have financially supported the ongoing efforts to improve their community through programs that work to effect change in the areas of racism, oppression, injustice, and inequality.
“Being a former Boys and Girls Club member growing up I feel a special connection to that organization,” added Packers wide receiver Davante Adams. “Educating the youth early is essential for our future.”