The Green Bay Packers will bring the Packers Vs. Cancer initiative to Green Bay West High School on Friday, Oct. 1, when the Wildcats host the Red Devils.
Packers alumni Jarrett Bush, Kevin Barry and Dexter McNabb will join fans at the game, which takes place at 7 p.m. at Green Bay West High School at 966 Shawano Ave, Green Bay. The alumni will interact with the crowd and throw autographed foam footballs into the stands at the end of the first quarter.
The event will also feature t-shirts, rally towels, and raffle tickets for sale for $10, $5 and $1 respectively. Winners of the raffle will receive autographed Packers items, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
Packers Vs. Cancer, presented by Bellin Health, is aimed at raising awareness of all cancers, increasing cancer screenings and raising funds to battle the disease, and runs throughout the month of October. The initiative will be highlighted during Sunday's Packers-Steelers game, presented by Bellin Health, and will recognize cancer survivors and those battling the disease in a variety of ways.
Packers Vs. Cancer also features a variety of fundraising efforts, including an opportunity for shoppers at the Packers Pro Shop to contribute by adding $1 or more to their purchase that will go directly to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. Those who donate during October have the opportunity to put their name on a special card that will be displayed in the Pro Shop throughout the month.
Additionally, the Packers Pro Shop is selling two new Packers Vs. Cancer New Era hats, one baseball cap and one knit hat available for purchase now at the Packers Pro Shop, with $5 from each hat sale going directly to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. The hats both have a Packers logo on the front and Packers Vs. Cancer logo on the side. The hats are available now, both in-store and online, with $5 from each hat sale going directly to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
Named for the legendary Packers coach, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation is dedicated to winning the battle against cancer by funding advancements in cancer research and compassionate care.