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Packers, McCarthy make $100K grants to Green Bay Police Foundation

CANTON, OH - AUGUST 07: Aaron Rodgers #12 and head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers look on after the NFL Hall of Fame Game against the Indianapolis Colts was cancelled due to poor field conditions at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

The 49ers aren’t the only team pledging money to help foster partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Thursday also saw the Packers and coach Mike McCarthy announce that they have each made grants of $100,000 to the Green Bay Police Foundation. The grants will “be directed to support the Foundation’s efforts to build and enhance relationships between the police and the community.”

“I’m excited to support the Green Bay Police Foundation and its work to help all the Green Bay communities build those relationships,” McCarthy said. “It’s important so our children can grow, they can invest, and they can project a healthier and safer community. We want to shine a positive light on the enhancement of these engagement projects that are already in place.”

Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith says the Foundation has raised $30,000 since it started in June.

“This is really going to allow us to build those relationships, to have those youth programs, to really help take care of our community and build a relationship between the community and the police department that we think is so important here in Green Bay and across the country,” Smith said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The donations were made in the form of matching grants that call for the Foundation to raise $200,000 elsewhere to get the full donations from the Packers and McCarthy.

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35 Responses to “Packers, McCarthy make $100K grants to Green Bay Police Foundation”
  1. bobnelsonjr says: Sep 9, 2016 7:27 AM

    Normal American communities like Green Bay support the police, law and order, and a moral society.

    Weird dysfunctional places support criminals, creepy immoral individuals who will never be a majority, and the continued decline in civilized behavior.

  2. truthfactory says: Sep 9, 2016 8:05 AM

    These communities don’t actually want a good relationship with the police. They want to have drugs, gangs, and violence run ammuck, then not cooperate with police when it’s time to find out who did it, then complain that no one cares about them to do anything to stop the violence.

    Sometimes you just have to recognize that you will never win. Lets assume the cops did everything perfect and there are no more unjust shootings and everyone is pulled over at the exact same rate. Would drugs, gangs, and violence be reduced?? Would someone making $1,000 in a day decide to now stop selling drugs to a 11 year old now?? Absolutely not. But then who would they have to blame? Because we know self reflection and looking inward to fix the problem is obviously not an option for far too many. It’s easier to blame others.

  3. Shinnbone says: Sep 9, 2016 8:15 AM

    I wouldn’t expect anything less from the greatest organization in sports.

  4. teal379 says: Sep 9, 2016 8:26 AM

    Not surprising. As a community owned team the Packers have always been very active with charity in Green Bay.

    Bishop’s Charity Game – now Family Night etc.

    To be honest – this would have happened even without the situation in San Fran.

  5. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Sep 9, 2016 8:26 AM

    Classey move by MacArthur and the PACK. police need extra patrols during games and especially after a loss in wisconson. GO PACK!!

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  6. mykpfsu says: Sep 9, 2016 8:34 AM

    “The 49ers aren’t the only team pledging money to help foster partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

    Because the 49ers are not doing that. Nothing they did has anything to do with the police.

  7. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Sep 9, 2016 8:34 AM

    McCarthy is a good man.

  8. uncommon1 says: Sep 9, 2016 8:35 AM

    Well done Green Bay. It’s entirely possible to create positive change without disrespecting our National Anthem, our flag and those that protect them. I know it’s within their Rights to kneel during the Anthem. That doesn’t mean it’s not disrespectful.

  9. bkostela says: Sep 9, 2016 8:36 AM

    They should donate to Manitowoc County as well. Because those guys aren’t crooked at all.

  10. Norseman says: Sep 9, 2016 8:38 AM

    Yeah, Green Bay could always use another drunk tank or 6.

    The $100k grants should help fund them.

  11. jerrykill4pres says: Sep 9, 2016 8:43 AM

    I was all about applauding the pack and McCarthy for this move, then I read the last paragraph and saw its in the form of matching grants! So the GB police have to raise 200k elsewhere first! Then they get the 200k from the packers and McCarthy….. What a joke! You can fool pack fans, but the rest of the population is smarter than that!

  12. ariani1985 says: Sep 9, 2016 8:46 AM

    This should calm down all of the arrests the team has occurred these past few months!

  13. stellarperformance says: Sep 9, 2016 9:29 AM

    They need to beef up the ranks in preparation for the 12/24 Vikings game. Visiting Viking fans are the #1 arrested visiting fan base at Lambeau. They like to get drunk and pick fights. One problem; they don’t know how to drink.

  14. axespray says: Sep 9, 2016 9:56 AM

    No mention of McCarthy’s father being a Police Officer for 8 years and a Firefighter for 30 years?

  15. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 9, 2016 10:03 AM

    This is how the best franchise in the sport does things.

    Meanwhile, the Vikings and their fans say beating children isn’t that big of a deal, and that the kids probably have it coming.

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  16. minnescrotums says: Sep 9, 2016 10:08 AM

    See, this is why Vikings fans are widely accepted as literally the worst in sports.

    The Packers do something good, and Vikings fans don’t even have the decency to acknowledge it.

    My screen name is so appropriate.

  17. abninf says: Sep 9, 2016 10:14 AM

    How is 100K going to “build and enhance relationships”?

  18. pkrlvr says: Sep 9, 2016 10:25 AM

    Arianal maybe you should Google which team has the most off season arrests over the last ten years. And jf the star player on my favorite team had just been suspended a season because of child abuse I’d keep my mouth shut about such matters.

  19. pkrlvr says: Sep 9, 2016 10:27 AM

    How is 100K going to “build and enhance relationships”?
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    It’s not, $200k is. #reading

  20. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 9, 2016 10:43 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Sep 9, 2016 9:29 AM
    They need to beef up the ranks in preparation for the 12/24 Vikings game. Visiting Viking fans are the #1 arrested visiting fan base at Lambeau. They like to get drunk and pick fights. One problem; they don’t know how to drink.
    ———————-
    I agree, we haven’t built up the tolerance to booze like Wisconsin people have.

  21. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 9, 2016 10:45 AM

    This is not the way to improve policing in Wisconsin. Ask Steven Avery.

  22. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 9, 2016 10:50 AM

    The police did a great job when they first came over to 213.

  23. housemusic1200 says: Sep 9, 2016 10:51 AM

    Once again, stellarperformance is here with misinformation. Isn’t this the same guy that claimed “I only post when I’m provoked”? Had you done a little research, you’d find that Bears fans are actually the most arrested and ejected at Lambeau over the past decade. If you’re hanging your hat on the “they don’t know how to drink” theory, it might be time to reevaluate your life goals. Good job! Hey, at least you tried.

  24. rcali says: Sep 9, 2016 11:21 AM

    That will pay for at least one destroyed police car by rioters…..I mean protesters.

  25. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 9, 2016 12:55 PM

    The Packers have always had a great relationship with the Green Bay police. The police even wear Packer emblems on their uniforms.

    Hey, did you ever notice that Packer players tend to get arrested a lot, but it’s always in some other state?

  26. 250dollarnflowner says: Sep 9, 2016 1:23 PM

    i wonder how much packer paper was sold to fund this generous gift!!??

  27. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 9, 2016 1:56 PM

    Every morning McCarthy makes a ‘donation’ at the the Dunkin’ Donuts. He is a real community guy in that respect.

  28. purpleguy says: Sep 9, 2016 2:22 PM

    Shouldn’t they donate the money to the police departments in Milwaukee or Racine to foster police-community relations in locations where black people actually live? What are they going to foster up there — harmonious relations with local loggers?

  29. teal379 says: Sep 9, 2016 3:54 PM

    According to the local, ESPN and the National Sheriff’s organization –

    McCarthy donated 100k himself, the Packers are matching it for a 200k donation. Nothing about the foundation having to come up with 200k to get the 200k from McM and Packers.

  30. rcali says: Sep 9, 2016 4:04 PM

    After what happened at the Wisconsin State Fair, sounds like they need to use that money to hire some security. Bet most of you didn’t hear about that one.

  31. ariani1985 says: Sep 9, 2016 4:15 PM

    Rcali,

    Nov what happened? Cousin kissing?

  32. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 9, 2016 4:32 PM

    This is a great gesture by McCarthy, making such a sacrifice. Think of how many big macs $100k could buy.

  33. lindacaseauthor says: Sep 9, 2016 6:31 PM

    purpleguy says:
    Sep 9, 2016 2:22 PM
    Shouldn’t they donate the money to the police departments in Milwaukee or Racine to foster police-community relations in locations where black people actually live? What are they going to foster up there — harmonious relations with local loggers?
    ——————
    You are so right. The divide in this country is so scary, courtesy of the Repug presidential candidate. The American institutions such as the NFL need to stand up against divisions against Muslims, Blacks, Latinos, Women–fans of the NFL, ticket buyers, consumers of NFL paraphenalia, tax payers who support the building of stadiums. The NFL advertises that it brings us all together, now stand by ur words.

  34. cheeseisfattening says: Sep 10, 2016 12:04 PM

    The Packers will pay for this by turning back on their Brown County sales tax.

  35. 13chpshps says: Sep 24, 2016 10:28 AM

    Kaepernick’s movement which states police are leaving bodies in the street and walking away unpunished from murders is a blatant lie. There are NO such cases. There are millions of interactions with law enforcement every day and thousands of instances where police could have and probably should have ‘pulled the trigger’ every day. Police are routinely handling mayhem and madness in every community in the country. To then highlight ‘exceptions’ as the norm is disgraceful and only weak minded nitwits can be duped into believing this. The media is complicit in its craving for ratings and perpetuates this grotesque false narrative to the detriment of this country, its citizens and our future. Thank God there is one, and only one professional franchise in sports today that recognizes the truth and donates to the ‘good guys’!

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