The Green Bay Packers and Head Coach Mike McCarthy have partnered to make a $100,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, it was announced today.
"I'm very excited to be able to make this donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay," said McCarthy. "I believe the organization makes a very positive impact on the lives of many of our youth. I feel honored to be able to support the Boys & Girls Club in this way, and appreciate the partnership of the Packers in joining me in this effort."
The Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, through its east- and west-side units, helps school-age youth make better choices and reach their full potential. Experts in youth development, the professionally-trained staff offers nationally-proven programs in a safe and accepting environment. The organization believes that all young people, regardless of background or circumstances, should be equipped to respect others and make our community a better place to live.
The donation by the Packers and McCarthy will assist in funding a new teen program endowment.
"We are thrilled to accept this contribution from Coach McCarthy and the Packers organization," said John Benberg, executive director of the Green Bay Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay. "When you serve the 'whole child' like we do here — everything from technology to homework to self-esteem to employability — it takes horsepower and this contribution will help us kick things up a notch or two. Obviously a lot of our kids watch Packers games and root for the home team — but now there will be some who tell their friends and family that the Coach is helping them succeed in life — that is pretty cool."