Packers, Diocese Re-Team With Dave Thomas Foundation

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In continuing a successful and rewarding partnership launched last summer, the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Diocese are again partnering with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to sponsor the "Bishop's Charities Game along with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption."

This year's contest, the 44th annual charity contest in Green Bay, features the Packers hosting the Seattle Seahawks in Lambeau Field Monday night, Aug. 16.

"We look forward to another year of helping raise awareness for adoption," said Packers President and CEO Bob Harlan. "We've had a great relationship with the Bishop's Charities over the years and were very pleased to have added the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to the effort. Last season's game was a great start in getting the word out about this wonderful cause and we hope to take it to another level this year."

The Dave Thomas Foundation, launched in 1992, is a non-profit public charity dedicated to increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children in North America's public foster care system. The late Dave Thomas, an adopted child himself, created the foundation in support of the vision that every child deserves a permanent home and a loving family.

The Bishop's Charities Game, which has raised more than $2.75 million for the numerous charities of the Green Bay Diocese over the past 43 years, was jointly established by the Packers' late Vince Lombardi and Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona in 1961.

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