The Green Bay Packers and Head Coach Mike McCarthy have partnered to make a $100,000 donation to the Greenfield Neighborhood, it was announced today. This is the second year McCarthy and the Packers have made a donation to the area.
McCarthy's neighborhood in the Pittsburgh area while growing up, the Greenfield Neighborhood will see three neighborhood organizations receive the benefit of the donation: St. Rosalia Academy, the Greenfield Baseball Association and the Greenfield Organization.
"I'm excited to be able to make another contribution to these fine organizations in the Pittsburgh area," said McCarthy. "Last year's donations helped each group with the great efforts they give in the community. It's an honor to continue to assist their work."
St. Rosalia Academy is a preschool-through-8th grade school from which McCarthy graduated as a youth. The school has a strong association with the McCarthy family as his four siblings all graduated from the school and three of his nieces now attend the institution. This year's donation again will go to the school's tuition assistance fund.
The Greenfield Baseball Association will receive funds to help in the operations of its many programs and leagues.
The Greenfield Organization was founded in 1968 by a small group of concerned citizens who organized to improve recreational facilities in the community. The mission of the organization is to aid in maintaining and enhancing the spirit, viability and economic and social stability of the Greenfield community. Over its many years of service, the organization has successfully worked on the construction of the Magee Recreation Center, the Greenfield Senior Center and the rehabilitation of the Swineburne Bridge, as well as many other of Greenfield's recreational facilities.
This is the second such donation this year for McCarthy and the Packers. In April, a $100,000 donation was made to the Autism Society of Northeast Wisconsin (ASNEW).
In 2008, McCarthy and the Packers teamed up to make $100,000 donations to the Greenfield Neighborhood, Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., to endow an athletic scholarship in McCarthy's name at his alma mater, and to the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.