Packers And Dave Thomas Foundation Again Partner For 'Family Night'

The family tradition that is ’Family Night’ continues Aug. 8 and the team again is supporting families with the event by partnering with the Dave Thomas Foundation and Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and Adoption Resources of WI, along with Chili’s and the MACC Fund. - More | Buy Tickets! Limited Number Of Tickets Available For Packers Preseason Games


To Benefit Wendy's Wonderful Kids, Adoption Resources of Wisconsin and MACC Fund

The family tradition that is 'Packers Family Night' continues Aug. 8 and the team again is supporting families with the event by partnering with the Dave Thomas Foundation and Wendy's Wonderful Kids and Adoption Resources of Wisconsin, along with Chili's and the MACC Fund.

"Our partners perform exceptionally on behalf of families and the Packers are proud to have Family Night, enjoyed by thousands of families at Lambeau Field and many more across the state, serve as a supporting event for their causes," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy.

Wendy's Wonderful Kids is a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption that combines the fundraising efforts of Wendy's and its customers, results-driven grant oversight of the Foundation, and the talent of seasoned adoption recruiters. The Foundation funds recruiters at public and private adoption organizations in every state to find permanent, loving, adoptive homes for thousands of children waiting in foster care. Funding for the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program comes from the efforts of Wisconsin's Wendy's restaurants throughout the state, their franchisors and employees.

In Wisconsin, Adoption Resources of Wisconsin has been the Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiter since 2006. The generous support of the WWK program allows Adoption Resources staff to focus intensive one-on-one recruitment efforts on those children most in need of adoptive families. The organization serves more than 8,000 Wisconsin children who have been adopted and the 500 still awaiting safe, loving homes.

Chili's, which sponsors the popular Family Night feature, "Jerseys Off Our Backs," is a partner with the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Inc.) and welcomes the organization to the evening's festivities. The MACC Fund raises money in Wisconsin for pediatric cancer and blood disorder research like sickle cell anemia and aplastic anemia. Successful research conducted here has a positive impact across the nation in increased cure rates. The MACC Fund has played an important role in the increase in the overall cure rate for childhood cancer from 20 to 80 percent in the past 32 years. Since its inception in 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed $34 million to research with long-term commitments taking that number to $40 million. The primary beneficiary of MACC Fund support is the Medical College of Wisconsin, with research conducted in its 6-story MACC Fund Research Center on campus. Research support is also provided to the Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Each of these organizations makes a significant positive impact on the families of Wisconsin, and beyond.

'Packers Family Night' is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8. Evening activities get underway in the stadium at 5:30 p.m., followed by on-field football drills at 6:30 and the scrimmage at approximately 7:30. Tickets for 'Family Night' are still available, and may be purchased either over the phone, via the Internet or in person. Ticket purchase information and other event details can be found online at

Parking for the event will be $5, with 100 percent of the net parking proceeds to be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, to support Wendy's Wonderful Kids.

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