Packers players, Milwaukee County build new playground at Center Street Park

Defensive linemen Tyler Lancaster and Kenny Clark
Defensive linemen Tyler Lancaster and Kenny Clark

A brand new playground was installed today at Milwaukee County’s Center Street Park, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department and Milwaukee County Parks.

Packers players Tim Boyle, Kenny Clark, Tyler Lancaster, James Looney and Dean Lowry took part in a day-long playground build and installation, joining several deputies, community members and representatives from the Milwaukee County Parks department.

The Packers donated the equipment for the new playground at Center Street Park through the NFL “Huddle for 100” initiative, which is part of the league’s 100th season and looks to inspire 1 million people to volunteer 100 minutes of their time to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Packers players built a playground at Center Street Park in Milwaukee as part of the NFL “Huddle for 100” initiative.

Additionally, on Tuesday, the Packers announced that in response to the recent vandalism at Butterfly Park and Smith Park in Milwaukee, Packers Give Back will donate $10,000 to the City of Milwaukee and $10,000 to Milwaukee County Parks to replace the damaged playground equipment.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Friends of Center Street Park will host a grand reopening of the revitalized Center Street Park, in conjunction with their annual Fall Fest event.

The Packers will continue participating in “Huddle for 100” events, including the semi-annual “Packers Give Back Day” in conjunction with the United Way Day of Action and Make a Difference Day on Oct. 24-25. During Packers Give Back Day, Packers employees will volunteer throughout the community and will invite fans to share their activities on social media using the #PackersHuddleFor100 hashtag.

About Huddle for 100:

As part of the celebration of the NFL’s 100th season, Huddle for 100 is an initiative that looks to inspire 1 million people to volunteer 100 minutes of their time to make meaningful contributions to their communities — with the goal being 100 million minutes volunteered by Super Bowl LIV. Huddle for 100 includes four types of "Huddles": National Huddles, Club Huddles, DoSomething Huddles and Personal Huddles. Visit www.nfl.com/huddlefor100 or follow #NFLHuddleFor100 to get involved and learn more about Huddle for 100. Visit www.nfl.com/100 for more information about the NFL100 campaign.

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