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 NFL FLAG Regional Tournament
This June, the Packers hosted their second NFL FLAG Regional Tournament at the Don Hutson Center and Ray Nitschke Field. Fifty-six teams from eight states traveled to Green Bay for their chance to win their respective division and represent the Packers in the NFL FLAG Championships at the 2024 Pro Bowl. The night before the tournament, things kicked off in Titletown with an event that featured a welcoming by Packers alumnus, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Player Skills Challenges, and other interactive activities for the teams and their families.
Green Bay Packers Coaching School
On June 4, 2023, the Packers hosted the ninth 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 USA Football Master Trainers and top Wisconsin football coaches. Beyond the X's and O's, attendees were taught techniques to ensure their youngsters are safe and have fun playing the game they love while developing their character through football's intrinsic values of teamwork, responsibility, and discipline. All attendees received their USA Football Coaching Certification for participating in the one-day event.
Packers Girls Flag Open
On April 1st, 10 high schools from around Wisconsin traveled to Green Bay to compete in the inaugural Packers Girls Flag Open. Prior to taking the field, athletes and coaches heard from former Buffalo Bills Assistant Tight Ends Coach and Global Flag Ambassador, Phoebe Schecter as well as a panel of female Packers staff members. Teams then transitioned to the Don Hutson Center where the players competed in several Team Skills Challenges which tested their speed, agility, and throwing strength. The event concluded with each team getting to play three exhibition flag football games.
On Friday, July 14, 2023, the Green Bay Packers hosted their fourth 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 a character development session provided by Packers alumnus, Nick Barnett, teams competed in 7-on-7, Lineman Challenge, and Team Skills Challenges to be named the winner of the 11-ON. Sun Prairie East High School was this year's champion, followed by West De Pere High School as the runner-up. All participating teams received a $1,000 donation for their football program, courtesy of the Packers.
Packers Helmet Give Back Program
In 2023, the Packers ran their Helmet Give Back Program which provided 10 Wisconsin high schools with $6,000 worth of brand-new helmets ahead of their upcoming fall season. This year's winning high schools included Bayview High School, Berlin High School, Brodhead High School, Glenwood City High School, Kenosha St. Joseph Catholic Academy, La Crosse Central High School, Marshall High School, Milwaukee Academy of Science, Racine Park High School, and Roncalli High School. The donations were made possible through a helmet match by Xenith along with the support of American Family Insurance and their efforts to provide high school athletes with the equipment and support they need to pursue their dreams.
Exceptional Abilities Challenge
Twelve teams made up of athletes with special needs took to the field in Titletown on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in the Green Bay Packers third 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.
Salute to Service Tournament
As part of the NFL and Packers' military appreciation efforts, the team hosted their fifth annual Salute to Service Tournament on October 8, 2022, in Titletown. The free tournament featured six teams from branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Army National Guard took first place, earning a $2,500 donation from the Packers for their morale fund. The Marines received a $1,500 donation for their second-place finish, with the remaining four teams each receiving $500 for their morale funds.
High School Plays of the Month
The Packers are looking for high school highlight submissions that showcase impressive catches and throws, interceptions, broken tackles, fumble recoveries, and other remarkable plays on offense, defense and special teams. High Schools featured in the top 5 plays each receive a $1,000 donation from the Packers. Teams who want to participate may send in one highlight per game, which will be voted on by a panel of Packers staff to determine the top five plays each month. Teams can send in highlights from multiple games, but only one highlight from each game is allowed during the months of September and October. Highlights should be no longer than 20 seconds each and can be submitted to https://packers.files.com/u/hs-plays-month/.
Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week
The Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week program supports football outreach efforts by giving high school coaches the recognition they deserve. The program is presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.
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 Packers, Buffalo Wild Wings 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.