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Green Bay Packers honored for generous support of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago

Green Bay Packers honored for generous support of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago

Representatives with Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago visited Lambeau Field on Thursday, March 29, 2018, to honor the Green Bay Packers for their years of generous support. Since 1950, the Green Bay Packers have presented an annual gift to the Chicago Shriners Hospital.

Packers President and CEO Mark H. Murphy, was honored with a dedication plaque presented by Dan Winter, Chicago Shriners Hospital Development Officer, along with members of the Tripoli (Milwaukee) and Beja (Green Bay) Shriners including Gary Fehl, Imperial Public Relations Director (Beja), Robert Manders, Chicago Shriners Hospital board member (Tripoli), Gene Reece, Recorder (Beja), and Keith Sargeant, Potentate (Tripoli).

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago has a great legacy of caring for children with orthopaedic conditions, cleft lip and palate, and rehabilitation needs, including spinal cord injuries," Chicago Shriners Hospital Administrator Mark Niederpruem, FACHE, said. "Our innovative pediatric specialty care, cutting-edge research and medical education could not happen without the generous support of donors. We salute Mark Murphy and the Green Bay Packers for their philanthropic vision, which touches the lives of thousands of children, from Wisconsin, across the Midwest, and throughout the country, who benefit from their generosity through care at our hospital.”

This year marks the 68th Midwest Shrine Game, scheduled during the Packers’ preseason each year.  It is a celebration of the historic association between the Green Bay Packers franchise and Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago that started as an annual Shrine game between the Chicago Bears and the Packers. In his first season leading the Packers, Vince Lombardi made an agreement to play in the Shrine game annually. The Packers have maintained their association with the Chicago Shriners Hospital since that very first game and have now reached $4 million in giving to Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago.

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