GREEN BAY – Third-year defensive tackle Kenny Clark was named the recipient of the 2018 community service award at the Packers’ annual Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce “Welcome Back Luncheon” on Wednesday in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Clark was presented the award shortly before the Packers boarded their charter flight for Kansas City, where they will wrap up the preseason against the Chiefs on Thursday night.
As usual at the annual luncheon, quarterback Aaron Rodgers wore a special outfit – this time dressing up as Wyatt Earp in a denim-type suit with a cowboy hat and bolo tie. Rodgers’ fellow quarterbacks also carried on the Western theme, with undrafted rookie Tim Boyle sporting a bolo tie and top backup DeShone Kizer in denim bib overalls.
The community service award is a first for Clark, a 2016 first-round draft pick whose list of charitable activities is fairly long for a player heading into just his third season.
Clark has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, visited with the Make-A-Wish children who stop by the Packers’ facility, traveled on the 13th annual Tailgate Tour this past spring, participated in the Salvation Army’s Big Kettle campaign (with funds raised matched by Rodgers) and the Packers Give Back Celebrity Bowling Event to raise money for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Back in his home state of California, Clark also has established an annual youth football camp and visited local children’s hospitals as a representative of his alma mater, UCLA.
“It’s an honor to get the award,” Clark told the large Chamber crowd gathered in the Atrium. “I just feel like it’s always good to give back to the community. I want to thanks the Packers, and I pride myself on doing the best I can to help kids out.”
The annual Welcome Back Packers Luncheon was held in the Lambeau Field Atrium on Wednesday.