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The Green Bay Packers announced they will raise funds and create awareness for United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County as part of the National Football League’s virtual Draft-A-Thon, a three-day virtual fundraiser to support those impacted by the coronavirus.
All 32 NFL teams will take part in Draft-A-Thon, supporting six national nonprofit organizations and their respective COVID-19 relief efforts. The Green Bay Packers have selected United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County as one of the organizations to receive local allocation of funds on behalf of the Packers.
Fans are encouraged to donate online from April 23-25 at NFL.com/relief.
“We are so grateful to the Packers and to the entire NFL for their continued support of United Way,” said Amy Lindner, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. “We know that the NFL draft will be much-needed entertainment for sports fans everywhere, and we’re honored to be one of the recipients of donations from fans.”
The 2020 NFL Draft will be broadcast live on ESPN, ABC and the NFL Network on April 23 at 7 p.m. CT, and will be live streamed on the NFL’s social media platforms.
Starting on Thursday night, fans can tune in to the NFL’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts to view Draft-A-Thon Live, a livestream in support of COVID-19 relief efforts featuring Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders, special guest Kevin Hart and many more.
The NFL draft starts Thursday, April 23, and runs through Saturday, April 25.
United Way continues efforts to support the community with its COVID-19 Urgent Needs Fund. Donations can be made directly at UnitedWayGMWC.org. No donation is too small to make a difference today.