Marian Receives Grant From Green Bay Packers Foundation
Courtesy of Marian University
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Marian University Athletics is proud to announce it has been awarded a substantial grant by the Green Bay Packers Foundation that will go towards improving overall campus wellness and will benefit our student-athlete experience through the upgrading of equipment and wellness facilities on campus.
“We are always trying to improve the student-athlete experience at Marian University,” Director of Athletics Jason Murphy said. “We are grateful that the Green Bay Packers Foundation has chosen us as one of the selected recipients of this grant and we look forward to continuing to improve the wellness resources to our student-athletes at Marian in every way possible.”
The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded a total of $450,000 to 145 civic and charitable groups throughout the state of Wisconsin in its annual distribution of grants. Both the total donation amount and the number of recipient organizations are records for the foundation.
“We’re honored to recognize the efforts of the year’s recipients,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said via a press release at the announcement luncheon, Feb. 13. “We congratulate each of them for the tremendous impact they make in their communities.”
History and Mission of the Green Bay Packers Foundation:
The Green Bay Packers Foundation has been giving back to Wisconsin’s communities since it was established in 1986 by Judge Robert J. Parins, then president of the Packers Corporation, “as a vehicle to assure continued contributions to charity.” The Foundation, an entity independent of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., considers grant requests from charities possessing one or more of the following goals while raising the awareness of the Packers organization as a committed and contributing member of the various communities:
- Perpetuates a community environment that promotes families and the competitive value of athletics;
- Contributes to player and fan welfare;
- Ensures the safety and education of children; and/or
- Prevents cruelty to animals.