Although the new football season is in full swing, players are going around the community and taking time with the league's best fans and Insidethehuddle.tv was there to capture it all.
Finley posted on his Facebook before the event.
Swing Fore Recovery was pleased to announce that Green Bay Packer & Super Bowl Champion, Jermichael Finley was hosting the Tellurian Celebrity Golf Tournament. Entering its 16th year, the tournament will benefit Tellurian’s Family of Services.
Finley quotes, “It’s an honor to have my name on this event for the second straight year. Tellurian does awesome work in the community and I’m proud to partner with them and help their cause.”
In addition to Wisconsin and National celebrities, Jermichael recruited past and present Packers DuJuan Harris, DJ Williams, Dezmon Moses, Brandon Bostick, Jake Stoneburner and Chad Clifton to join in the cause.
(From left to right) Rodgers, Knopp and Nelson
Jordy Nelson hosted his 5th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Poker Run, and Auction in Kansas to benefit Virginia Knopp and Haevyn Delanie Stoddard. Knopp was diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma in the summer of 2005 and Haevyn was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and possible myocarditis.
Fans and players from around the country joined Jordy, including MVP Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Packers tight end Jermichael Finley was in Milwaukee Tuesday morning for a charity appearance and said he, like everyone else, was still coming to terms with Green Bay’s loss to San Francisco Saturday night in the NFC divisional playoffs.
“It was disappointing, being the competitive team and organization that we are,” said Finley. “At the same time it’s the NFL, it happens, you have to prepare for next year.”
Finley warmly greeted Packers fans and Walmart employees to support the Defeat Hunger Bowl food drive presented by Feeding America President Bonnie Bellehumeur.
Defeat Hunger, Feeding America said that more than 330,000 people rely on their food donations every year. All of the food placed in Defeat Hunger Bowl donation barrels throughout Walmart will be donated to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Walmart also donates four million pounds of food every year to Eastern Wisconsin residents.
Finley wanted to throw his support behind the cause.
Bellehumeur said that 50 Walmarts in Eastern Wisconsin are participating.
One year ago, Christopher Schraufnagel was diagnosed with brain cancer. To make matters worse, doctors discovered the cancer had spread to his spinal cord. Doctors told the Schraufnagel family it was a form of brain cancer that offered the slimmest possibility for survival. Christopher was seven years old.
Doctors immediately put Christopher on an intense treatment program. The treatment for this type of tumor is five days a week of full brain and spinal column radiation and chemotherapy for six weeks. Christopher then got a 6 week break from treatment before starting on a chemotherapy regimen of once every four weeks for 6 months. During chemo, he encountered many side effects. He spent a large amount time of each month in a hospital bed, lost the strength to walk, suffered hearing loss (some of it likely to be permanent), had a tracheotomy and experienced all the other typical pains of cancer treatment. Throughout all this, Christopher has been an inspiration with his amazingly selfless and optimistic views.
While Christopher continues to serve as an inspiration to everyone he meets, he dreamed to meet one of his biggest inspirations: Donald Driver. Christopher got that chance last week when his favorite Packer was in Milwaukee to speak at a Boy Scouts’ Leadership Breakfast.
The two hit it off immediately and, as you can see, there were lots of smiles. As much as Christopher thinks it was Donald doing him a favor by meeting with him, Donald made it clear that it’s people like Christopher that give him the inspiration to continue the charity work he’s done off the field.
Christopher recently finished up his chemo and is waiting to find out how successful the treatments were.
Donald Driver Gives Back
Donald Driver hands out Shopko gift cards to kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin.
Donald Driver Signs His New Book at Goodwill
Packers' all-time leading receiver Donald Driver spent an afternoon signing copies of his new children's book for fans at Milwaukee area Goodwill stores.
Driver, Crosby and Kuhn Take Part in Local Area Fundraisers
Super Bowl Champions Donald Driver, Mason Crosby and John Kuhn were all in the Milwaukee area this week to help various causes this holiday season.
James Jones Shares his Inspiring Story
Packers' receiver James Jones shared his story with FOX's Pam Oliver which aired prior to Thursday's Thanksgiving game against Detroit. Jones followed with a huge game catching 3 passes for 94 yards including a 65-yard touchdown that broke the game open for the Packers.
Finley Tweets for Cancer Patients
Jermichael Finley, and his wife Courtney continue to give back to the community.
Throughout the month of October, they were able to raise $2,330 for the "Pink Possible" campaign - which helps breast cancer patients at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic in Green Bay.
Finley auctioned-off his pink cleats on Ebay, and the Finley's also contributed 10-cents for every new Twitter follower in October.