Green Bay Packers players Datone Jones and Letroy Guion will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army on Monday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Bay Park Square Mall. The players will be ringing bells by the Big Red Kettle, located in the Younkers wing of the mall in front of Old Navy.
Jones and Guion will be signing autographs for shoppers in exchange for monetary donations to the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign is an important holiday tradition in the Green Bay community, as many of the organization's programs operate only because of the money received through Red Kettle donations. All proceeds raised go towards aiding needy families, seniors, and the homeless in Green Bay. For more information on the Salvation Army of Brown County, visit www.sagreenbay.org.
The Packers players ringing Salvation Army bells is a part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the Packers' all-encompassing community outreach initiative, which includes the Green Bay Packers Foundation's annual and impact grants, and more than 10,000 autographed items donated for fundraising efforts in the past year. Other key outreach areas include the more than 900 yearly appearances made by players, coaches and staff, youth football grants and outreach camps, cash and in-kind donations, Make-A-Wish visits, and community events. These efforts, combined with direct cash donations by the Packers to various charity endeavors, resulted in a comprehensive Green Bay Packers Give Back charity impact in excess of $6 million in the past year.