The Green Bay Packers and USA Football, the sport's national governing body and a youth football development partner of the NFL, recently awarded USA Football spring grants to help advance youth football programs throughout Wisconsin. Local Wisconsin youth football programs receiving a grant include:
- CUDA Youth Football
- Chippewa Falls Youth Football
- Oshkosh Eagles
- Fox Valley Pop Warner Football
- Appleton Youth Football Association
- Menomonee Falls Jr. Phoenix Football
- City of Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry
- MKE Chosen Ones
- Prospect University Sports
- Sports Academy Inc
- Mke Buccaneers
- St. Francis Xavier Football
- Deforest Area Youth Football League
- Jefferson Youth Tackle Football Inc.
- Lake Mills Middle School
- McFarland Youth Football Inc.
- Eastside Youth Athletics (Warner Park)
- Southside Raiders Youth Football & Cheer-leading
- Columbus Football Organization
- Mauston Youth Football
- Pardeeville Youth Football
- Waupun Gridiron Association
- Oconto Falls Youth Football Inc.
"The Packers are proud to join USA Football and the NFL Foundation to award grants to support so many local football programs," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We are committed to providing resources and enhancing opportunities for youth and high school football programs to help young players learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment."
Complementing the Packers' continued support of grassroots football across Wisconsin, USA Football's grant program awards new equipment and resources to local youth football programs based on merit and need. Made possible by support from the NFL Foundation, USA Football's grant program helps children in the area stay active and enjoy the fun, fitness and friendship of America's favorite sport.
"The Packers consistently deliver exceptional support to youth football families and programs across Wisconsin," said USA Football CEO Scott Hallenbeck. "We are proud to stand with Packers and the NFL Foundation in a shared commitment to providing children with the best experiences through football. Their love for the game and the dedication of the many parents and community members who volunteer to coach and guide young athletes inspire our work and mission."
Nationwide, USA Football's spring grant recipients represent 49 states as more than 1,300 youth sports organizations were awarded approximately $750,000 in new football equipment for their children. Throughout the 2023 calendar year, USA Football will award up to $2 million in grants to deserving youth football leagues and multi-sport youth programs. Since 2006, in partnership with the Packers, USA Football has awarded more than $17 million in grants to youth and school-based football programs, which has directly benefitted youth and high school players across 9,500 programs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport's governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.
About the NFL Foundation: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game. For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit: www.NFLFoundation.org.