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Packers, Murphy donating total $500,000 to social justice causes

Green Bay Packers stand on the sidelines of a game in 2017 with their arms linked in solidarity with NFL players who were taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice (WSAW file photo)
Green Bay Packers stand on the sidelines of a game in 2017 with their arms linked in solidarity with NFL players who were taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice (WSAW file photo)(WSAW)
Published: Jun. 4, 2020 at 7:01 PM CDT
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The Green Bay Packers are making a $250,000 donation to Wisconsin groups supporting racial equality and social justice. And Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy says he and his wife are matching that with a separate donation.

Murphy announced the organization is working with players to arrange the team's donations and details will be announced at a later date. (

to read Murphy's complete statement at

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Thursday morning, the Packers posted a video on its social media accounts featuring head coach Matt LaFleur and many players saying they're united against racism, oppression, injustice, police brutality and a broken system, and "It's time for change" after the death of George Floyd in policy custody in Minneapolis.

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