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Packers Hosting Charity Event to Support the Special Olympics of Wisconsin

By David Aversa

Today the Green Bay Packers are hosting a charity event to support the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. This event is called the Ultimate Lambeau Leap for Special Olympics and is a fundraiser and a challenge to relate to what these Special Olympian have to face everyday.

The challenge includes repelling 140 feet off Lambeau Field. This has never been done before by the Green Bay Packer Association or any other NFL football stadium. The reason this event is being held today is that it’s Tuesday the inaugural day of the Ultimate Lambeau Leap.

There is superior safety equipment to insure safety for the participants and that they are in the safest of hands. This year there are 70 participants who raised $2,500 for the Special Olympics. Each participant must be at least 18 years old on the day of the event and weigh between 110 to 300 lbs to ensure safety.

All participants rappelling will be treated like stars while locals and supporters cheer them on during this unique challenge. What a fabulous way for the Green Bay Packers to support a perfect cause and also gain positive publicity for the Corporation and city of Green Bay. If everything runs smoothly as planned, this special event will be back in action next year. The event kicks off at 9:00 AM and runs until 5:00 PM.


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