As the most-watched sport in the USA, there is no denying the massive impact that the NFL has had on America’s culture in the form of entertainment, betting and even social awareness. A number of Maine online gambling sites have been striving to attract even more fans to the NFL. Meanwhile, the league has managed to rally teams to participate in social justice initiatives. The Green Bay Packers are one of the teams that have appreciated the opportunity to make an impact on society. The players appreciate the organization for working with them, letting them choose where they want to make a difference.
According to the Packers linebacker, Oren Burks, he’s excited that the team is behind the causes that the players love passionately. Oren revealed that the Packers looked for their guidance on where to support and give back, allowing them to have a hands-on approach in solving several issues that occur in the community.
This year, the packers are striving to make a real difference in the community. Their five $50,000 donations in 2019 will go to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Brown County, La Causa, House of Hope, Brown County, Sherman Phoenix and Greater Milwaukee Boys and Girls club.
CASA works with neglected and abused kids under the court’s legal protection, with a representative acting on their behalf. The Packers’ center Corey Linsley and his beloved wife are currently volunteer advocates for three kids, an experience he refers to as eye-opening. Linsley underwent a training process to become a legally sworn advocate, getting well conversant with the Child Protective Services and what such kids go through.
According to Linsley, being an advocate is mostly being the child’s mouthpiece. Corey also says that social justice means different things to everyone, so making a difference for unfortunate and underprivileged youth is an area that arose his interest. Other players have also fostered connections in different ways in a bid to maximize their impact.
Packers’ receiver Geronimo Allison, has also joined the House of Hope, given his humble background. House of Hope is a Green bay Shelter offering a stable and safe environment for homeless young parents and their kids. Their support aims to help young families to grow and stand on their own again, no matter the challenges.
Speaking to the press, Allison said the organization is doing fantastic work at offering young single mothers opportunities for jobs and to elevate their lives. The organization also aims to expand, and the $50,000 social justice grant can help start the process.
La Causa has already grown since it was launched over four decades ago, serving the Milwaukee Hispanic population with an early education center, a charter school, and a care center serving over 800 K-8 students. On the other hand, the Greater Milwaukee Boys and Girls club now averages a population of 5000 youth daily for their recreational and academic programs. That makes it the biggest agency serving youths in Milwaukee.