There is no professional sports franchises that bonds with its community quite like the Green Bay Packers. Perhaps more important than the tradition of winning is the team’s tradition of giving back to its fans. It is obviously something that even new players love about the team. Christian Kirksey, for example, has bought food for Green Bay area homeless shelters during the crisis.
Kenny Clark, one of the most beloved players on the team, has also taken it upon himself to give back to the community that welcomed him with open arms.
Clark is partnering with the Brown County United Way to raise funds for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. By donating online here, Packers fans can enter to win a 30-minute Q&A session, a video game session, or a workout with the Pro Bowl defensive tackle. Donations start at just $10 and will be accepted through May 31. To date, the initiative has raised $290,000.
Kenny Clark is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Packers. He was drafted with the 27th overall pick in 2016. Clark was named to his first Pro Bowl last season after matching a career high with six sacks. He set career highs in tackles with 62 and tackles for loss with nine.
Let’s hope that the Packers can find a way to keep Clark in Green Bay past this season. Kenny Clark embodies what it means to be a Green Bay Packer.
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