Milwaukee—On Tuesday, December 22, unsuspecting children at the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club received a memorable surprise when Former Green Bay Packer safety LeRoy Butler helped present a donation on behalf of Verizon Wireless. The $10,000 donation will help support next year’s football program, providing kids in the community an opportunity to stay involved and physically active.
“Verizon Wireless is proud to partner with an organization like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee,” said T.J. Fox, president-Wisconsin/Illinois Region, Verizon Wireless. “It’s important for kids to be active and healthy, and this football program helps kids of all ages achieve just that.”
The event was a resounding success as the kids were very excited to meet the popular Packer legend and receive the much needed donation from Verizon Wireless. All of the kids received an autographed photo of Butler, and group pictures were taken with him as well.
“I always enjoy the opportunity to get out and connect with young people in the community,” said Butler “I want to encourage them to stay active, stay healthy and stay involved.”
Verizon Wireless made the donation as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to give back to its supporting communities. Additionally, Verizon Wireless is dedicated to supporting initiatives involving children, like providing funds to organizations committed to ending child abuse, as well as programs that promote literacy. As the official wireless service provider partner for the National Football League, Verizon Wireless felt that giving to a sports and fitness program like those offered to kids through Boys & Girls Clubs, was a natural fit with the NFL’s Play 60 initiative. Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and fitness with partner organizations.