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Packers invite fans to take part in Draft-A-Thon live virtual activities supporting COVID-19 relief

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The NFL draft is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 23, and Packers fans are invited to follow along with the all-virtual activities offered during this year's event.

Fans can follow along with the draft on Packers social media platforms and on packers.com, with a variety of content before, during and after each selection.

Following each pick, fans can listen to live conference calls streaming on packers.com, Twitter or Facebook to hear from the newest Packers players, as well as Packers personnel, according to a Green Bay Packers news release. General Manager Brian Gutekunst will share his thoughts at the end of each day's selections, and personalities from packers.com will analyze and discuss each selection immediately following each round of the draft. 

Fans can also see current Packers players and alumni weigh in on selections and congratulate the new Packers.

All 32 NFL teams will take part in Draft-A-Thon, supporting six national nonprofit organizations and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts. 

The Packers have selected The Salvation Army of Greater Green Bay, The Salvation Army Milwaukee County, Brown County United Way and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County to receive the local allocation of funds on behalf of the Packers.

Officials with the Salvation Army of Milwaukee County say the money raised will help them continue their important work.

"We've been serving over 2,800 people through our food pantries," said Major Steven Woodard. "We've provided over 3,000 lunches to the health care workers."

Draft-A-Thon will be broadcast live on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network at 8 p.m. ET, and will be live streamed on the NFL's social media platforms.

Fans can donate throughout the draft on nfl.com/relief.

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