Green Bay Packers wide receiver and his wife will play role in 2013 Community Campaign
United Way of Greater Milwaukee has announced that Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings and his wife, Nicole, will serve as honorary campaign co-chairs in 2013.
The Jennings’ are both active community leaders. They will help support United Way of Greater Milwaukee and its education, income, and health strategies with a focus on education.
“Education is one of United Way’s three critical issue areas – and locally we invest almost $8 million each year in programs that work to build successful futures for nearly 100,000 children,” said Mary Lou Young, president and CEO, United Way of Greater Milwaukee. “We are thrilled to have Greg and Nicole help us engage donors and volunteers to get involved, and ensure more youth enter school ready to succeed and graduate from high school on time.”
Helping children achieve their academic potential is a top priority for the Jennings’, who partner with and assist other organizations in educating youth through the Greg Jennings Foundation.
Jennings is also part of United Way’s Team NFL, a core group of civic-minded, college-educated NFL players committed to helping United Way recruit one million volunteer readers, tutors and mentors over the next three years. “The Jennings’ engagement with United Way of Greater Milwaukee will support this work and engage volunteers across Wisconsin,” said Gregg Hetue, president & CEO of the Brown County United Way.
United Way is proud to partner with NFL players to inspire hope and help create change. For nearly 40 years, NFL owners, coaches, players and staff have been working with United Way to strengthen America’s communities.
“During our time in Wisconsin and as a member of the Green Bay Packers, we have been given amazing support from around the state,” Jennings said. “I want to set an example for my daughters and show them the importance of education and of giving back. Supporting the community through United Way is a great way to do that.”
Greg Jennings has been with the Green Bay Packers since 2006 and is a Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowl player. He attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 2010. Nicole Jennings is a registered nurse. They have three daughters: Amya, Alea and Ayva. The Jennings’ started the Greg Jennings Foundation in 2008 to help empower youth for improved educational awareness and assist them in reaching their educational potential. They have also generously offered to participate in select United Way events throughout 2012. To pledge to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor, visit unitedway.org/jennings.