Nominations for Packers Give Back Award to close Friday

Award, funded through the NFL Foundation, in 19th year of recognizing volunteers

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Green Bay Packers Give Back

The Packers currently are accepting nominations for the Green Bay Packers Give Back Award, which recognizes outstanding volunteers within the state of Wisconsin. The nomination period will close Friday, Sept. 21.

Wisconsin nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are invited to nominate exceptional volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities through volunteerism. The Packers Give Back Award is funded by the Green Bay Packers and the NFL Foundation, with each volunteer receiving $2,000 for his or her respective charity.

The Packers Give Back Award is for volunteers who are not compensated for their services and have served a minimum of one year with their organization. Recipients will be selected from the following categories: youth (under the age of 18), adult (ages 18 to 65) and senior (over the age of 65). A total of 10 recipients will be selected.

Applications are available online at packers.com/giveback.

The award has given $425,000 to deserving volunteers to benefit their charities or nonprofit organizations since 2000. Further information can be obtained through the Packers' community outreach department at 920/569-7500 or via e-mail at IGAMFoundation@packers.com.­­

The Packers Give Back Award is part of Green Bay Packers Give Back, the team's all-encompassing community outreach initiative. Combined with other Green Bay Packers charity endeavors, the awards contribute to a comprehensive Packers charity impact in excess of $8 million in the past year.

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