The Green Bay Packers today announced that a grand total of $162,535.21 will be donated to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. The total includes $100,000 the Packers organization donated, plus more than $62,000 from the weekend's collection efforts.
"We're pleased so many of our fans contributed toward the relief efforts for those devastated by Hurricane Katrina," said Packers Executive Vice President and COO John Jones. "The firefighters and law enforcement personnel collecting donations at yesterday's game said that so many fans gave very enthusiastically. Packers fans again demonstrated their tremendous community spirit.
"The weekend was a great way for all of us in the Packers family, including the fans, to reach out to all the people affected on the Gulf Coast. We thank everyone who contributed."
The efforts at Lambeau Field Sunday were in conjunction with the National Football League's designation of the weekend as "Hurricane Relief Weekend."