St. Norbert, Nitschke Center get Packers grants

Richard Ryman
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GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded $250,000 each to the Jackie Nitschke Center and St. Norbert College.

The Jackie Nitschke Center Inc. in Green Bay will use the Packers Foundation Impact Grant for a multi-day family education and recovery program. The center, named for the wife of Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke, provides substance abuse treatment in a home-like environment for adult clients and their families.

St. Norbert College in De Pere will use the Staff Impact Grant for the renovation and expansion of the Schuldes Sports Center. The renovated facility, which will be named the Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center, will be home to college indoor athletics and the Green Knight basketball and volleyball programs. The renovation will include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a swimming pool and administrative offices.

Each organization must match the impact grant amount to receive the money.

The Packers Foundation has distributed more than $6.4 million for charitable purposes since its establishment in 1986. In addition to impact grants, it awarded $600,000 in 2015 through 238 grants to non-profit organizations throughout Wisconsin.

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