Green Bay Packers Football Outreach
Packers Football Outreach Camp
The Green Bay Packers Football Outreach Camp is a complimentary, grassroots program, which features educational benefits as well as recreational opportunities for kids in a safe and fun environment. The camp is designed for 2nd through 5th graders only. Football Outreach Camps are coordinated in conjunction with the NFL Play 60 Program. The NFL PLAY 60 campaign is designed to tackle childhood obesity by getting kids active through in-school, after-school, and team-based programs.
Packers Parents Clinic
On April 13, 2019, youth and high school football parents came to Lambeau Field for the fifth annual Green Bay Packers Parents Clinic. The clinic was an interactive and educational forum designed to educate parents about how the game is being played safer and better than ever before. The complimentary event provided an opportunity for parents to hear from leading medical experts from Bellin Health Sports Medicine on the topics of concussions, sports nutrition, injury assessment, heat & hydration, and strength & conditioning for youth athletes. The day began with the parents receiving on-field Heads Up Football technique training in the Packers' indoor practice facility, the Don Hutson Center. During the lunch hour, the parents were given the opportunity to interact with Packers alumnus, Bill Schroeder during a Q&A session. The event concluded with parents hearing from Mental Performance Coach, James Leath of the Changing the Game Project.
Green Bay Packers Coaching School
On Sunday, June 2nd, 2019, the Packers hosted the sixth annual Green Bay Packers Coaching School at Lambeau Field and the Don Hutson Center. The complimentary event offered youth football coaches innovative classroom and on-the-field football instruction from top Wisconsin football coaches. Beyond the X's and O's, attendees were taught techniques to ensure their youngsters have fun playing the game they love while developing their character through football's intrinsic values of teamwork, responsibility and discipline.
On Saturday, June 22, 2019, the Green Bay Packers hosted their first annual Packers 11-On, sponsored by Nike. Eight teams from across the state of Wisconsin were invited to the Don Hutson Center to compete in the one day event. The 11-On programming is a unique endeavor that focuses on team play over individual recognition and provides development for all 11 athletes on both sides of the ball. In addition to character development, teams competed in 7-on-7, Lineman Challenge, and Team Skills Challenges to be named the winner of the 11-On. Menomonie High School was this year's champion, followed by Appleton North High School as the runner-up. All participating teams received a $1,000 donation for their football program, courtesy of the Packers.
Exceptional Abilities Challenge
Twelve teams made up of athletes with special needs took to the field in Titletown on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in the Green Bay Packers second annual Exceptional Abilities Challenge. Each team played two games against opponents of similar skill levels. All participants received a gold medal for competing in the challenge.
Packers Football Outreach +1 Challenge
The Green Bay Packers +1 Challenge program rewards high schools in Wisconsin that increase their football participation. Schools are asked to report their roster size from the previous and current season. Schools that have the highest total increase and highest percentage increase each receive a $1,000 donation for their football program. The 2019 +1 Challenge winners were Kaukauna High School and Green Bay West High School.
Battle of the Badges
The Green Bay Packers hosted a Battle of the Badges flag football tournament between six teams representing Wisconsin public safety departments on Saturday, July 20, at the football field in Titletown. The event featured teams from the Appleton Fire Department, De Pere Fire Rescue Department, Green Bay Metro Fire Department, Brown County Sheriff's Office, Green Bay Police Department, and Milwaukee Police Department. The event was aimed at building camaraderie between Wisconsin police and fire departments and honoring their service to the community. Shortly into round-robin play, severe weather forced the event to be cancelled. Prize money donations were divided evenly among the six departments courtesy of the Packers.
Salute to Service Tournament
As part of the NFL and Packers' military appreciation efforts, the team hosted their third annual Salute to Service Tournament on October 12, 2019, in Titletown. The free tournament featured one team from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Marines defeated the Army National Guard in the championship game 49-6, earning a $2,500 donation from the Packers for their morale fund. The Navy received a $1,000 donation for their second place finish, with the remaining four teams each receiving $500 for their morale funds.
Youth Football State Forum
On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the Green Bay Packers teamed up with USA Football, the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association to host a Wisconsin Youth Football State Forum, at the Rockwood Terrace in Titletown. The event was aimed at several dozen youth football league presidents to discuss ideas to improve youth football in Wisconsin, offer resources, and provide updates on the state of the game. Packers President and CEO, Mark Murphy welcomed the group, followed by speakers from the Medical College of Wisconsin, WIAA, WFCA, and USA Football.
Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week
The Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week program, presented by Jack Link's Protein Snacks, supports football outreach efforts by giving high school coaches the recognition they deserve.
On a weekly basis, for ten weeks throughout the high school football season, the Packers will select one high school coach as the Coach of the Week. Each honoree will be awarded several items and privileges, including a $2,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers, Jack Link's Protein Snacks and the NFL. In addition to the $2,000 donation for each school's football program, the winning coach will receive recognition on Packers.com, WisSports.net and Wifca.org, and will be mentioned in the Packers Gameday program.
At the end of the season, one coach is named the WFCA/Green Bay Packers High School Football Coach of the Year, selected by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, and is given a $4,000 donation for his or her football program.
Play Football Month
In conjunction with the NFL and USA Football, the Packers celebrate the annual Play Football Month to encourage kids to play America's favorite sport. During Family Night and both preseason home games, the Packers invite Wisconsin youth football teams to scrimmage on the field during halftime. Before the preseason home games, the youth teams join the pros on the field for the National Anthem.
NFL Flag Football
Coaches and Parents! NFL FLAG provides opportunities for children age 5-17 to enjoy America's favorite sport. Available nationwide, including in all 32 NFL markets, players benefit by being physically active through non-contact, continuous action while learning the fundamentals of football, lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Get involved and start an NFL FLAG League today!
The Green Bay Packers are excited to give schools and neighborhood non-profit organizations in Green Bay, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Menasha, Milwaukee, Racine and Sheboygan the opportunity to apply for an NFL Grassroots grant.
Through this program, the NFL Foundation will award NFL Grassroots field grants up to $250,000 for capital improvement projects. The National Football League Foundation (NFL Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of sports, youth football and the communities in which we live.
The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health and safety of athletes, youth football and the communities which support our game.
Since 1998, the NFL Foundation Grassroots program has awarded more than $46 million in grants for more than 336 projects nationwide.
In order to be eligible for a grant under the Program, projects must be sponsored by non-profit community-based organizations registered as exempt from Federal Income Tax under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3) or middle or high schools. In addition, all organizations applying for funds must be located specifically and exclusively within NFL Target Markets.
Fuel Up to Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a leading national, in-school nutrition and physical activity program which encourages youth to fuel up with nutrient-rich foods including low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein and to achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Launched by the National Dairy Council and the NFL in collaboration with the USDA, the Wisconsin program is a partnership between the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and the Green Bay Packers.