NEARLY $180,000 DONATED TO WISCONSIN ORGANIZATIONS
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre today announced donations from the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation to 17 charities benefiting Wisconsin youth.
The donations, representing a total of $179,900 raised from this year's annual Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game and Foundation dinner, went to the following organizations:
-Brown County Library's "Give a Kid a Book" program.
-Cerebral Palsy of Wisconsin.
-Curative Foundation, a Milwaukee organization that provides special services to children from birth to age 18.
-Dream Factory, a Cornell, Wis., organization that grants dreams of critically and chronically ill children in the Chippewa Valley area.
-Free S.P.I.R.I.T Riders, a Fond du Lac, Wis., therapeutic equestrian program for disabled children.
-Madison 32° Masonic Learning Center for Children, a Madison, Wis., organization that provides one-on-one tutoring for disadvantaged students with dyslexia.
-Nature's Edge Therapy Center, a Rice Lake, Wis., organization that works with therapeutic needs of children by integrating safe interactions with animals and nature.
-Rawhide Boys Ranch, a New London, Wis., residential care center for at-risk and delinquent boys.
-Reach Counseling Services, a Menasha, Wis., counseling service that provides therapy and advocacy services to child victims of abuse.
-Royal Family Kids' Camp, a Racine, Wis., program that runs one-week resident camps designed to meet the unique and overwhelming needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children.
-Safe Harbor of Dane County, a Madison, Wis., advocacy center that provides direct services to children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse.
-Salvation Army of Green Bay/Brown County - money to benefit Sal's Supper Club meal program and Thanksgiving meal program.
-Syble Hopp School, De Pere, Wis., for students with developmental disabilities - therapy pool and sensory rooms addition.
-United Special Sportsmen Alliance, a Pittsville, Wis., organization that grants seriously ill and disabled youngsters outdoor adventures.
-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's athletic program for athletes in wheelchairs, supporting both students and non-students.
-Wisconsin Badger Camp, a Platteville, Wis., camp that provides recreational and educational activities for children with disabilities.
"It has been a pleasure to work with great organizations such as these over the past several years," Favre said. "I am amazed each year at the outstanding support from the community for our foundation. Both the dinner and softball game continue to have a great turnout. With that support we've been able to help many wonderful charities that are doing incredible things for children of need here in Wisconsin.
"Deanna and I look forward to our continued involvement with many worthwhile causes."
The mission of the Brett Favre Fourward 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 $2 million to charities in the two states.