Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre Wednesday announced donations from the Brett Favre Forward Foundation to 12 charities benefiting Wisconsin youth.
The donations, representing a total of $120,000 raised from this year's annual Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game and Foundation dinner, went to the following organizations:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wisconsin
- CASA of Brown County, Wis.
- Cerebral Palsy of Wisconsin
- Encompass Child Care, Green Bay, Wis.
- Free S.P.I.R.I.T Riders, a Fond du Lac, Wis., therapeutic equestrian program for disabled children
- Kippenberg Creek Kids, a Gleason, Wis., organization that provides outdoor adventures for terminally ill children
- Make-a-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin
- Rawhide Boys Ranch, a New London, Wis., residential care center for at-risk and delinquent boys
- Special Olympics of Wisconsin
- Universal Playground Project, an Appleton, Wis., playground for special needs children
- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's athletic program for athletes in wheelchairs, supporting both students and non-students
- Walkers Point Family Center, a Milwaukee, Wis., transitional living program for homeless youth
"I've enjoyed working with great charities like these over the past several years," Favre said. "The Foundation continues to receive amazing support from the community and with that support we've been able to contribute to wonderful organizations that are doing incredible things for children of need here in Wisconsin. I'm very appreciative of the support both the softball game and the dinner have received.
"It's been a joy to help out these charities and Deanna and I look forward to our continued involvement with these worthwhile causes."
The mission of the Brett Favre Forward Foundation is to provide aid to disadvantaged or disabled children who reside in Wisconsin and Mississippi. Started in 1996, the Foundation has donated in excess of $1.2 million to charities in the two states.