'Packers Family Night,' coming up Sunday, Aug. 3, has become a great family football tradition, and the Packers are supporting families with the event by partnering with the Dave Thomas Foundation and Wendy's Wonderful Kids, Jockey Being Family and Adoption Resources of Wisconsin.
"Family Night is a wonderful experience for children and their families," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Every child deserves a family and this event is a natural setting for us to demonstrate our proud support of our partners' comprehensive commitments to adoption and foster care."
The Dave Thomas Foundation created Wendy's Wonderful Kids to move thousands of children into supportive and comforting adoptive homes. Understanding that adoptive families need critical support after an adoption takes place, Jockey International launched its corporate citizenship initiative, Jockey Being Family, in 2005 to help families in need of post-adoption services. Jockey's local partner in this initiative, Adoption Resources of Wisconsin, serves more than 8,000 Wisconsin children who have been adopted and the 500 still awaiting safe, loving homes.
Together, these organizations help create forever families across our Wisconsin communities and beyond.
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. 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.
Funding for the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program comes from the efforts of Wisconsin's Wendy's stores throughout the state, their franchisors and employees.
'**Packers Family Night**' is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 3. 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. A limited number of 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 www.packerstrainingcamp.com/family_night.
Parking for the event will be $5, with 100 percent of the net proceeds to be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, to support Wendy's Wonderful Kids. Volunteers for the group also will be in the parking lot and at the gates to share information about the program with fans and accept monetary donations for the foundation.
Comprehensive information about Green Bay Packers training camp is available online at www.packerstrainingcamp.com.