Packers host annual Salute to Service tournament

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - You might have noticed multiple games of flag football at Titletown.

“It’s a lot of fun," U.S. Army Battalion Commander Collin Keenan. "Within the services we’re very competitive in nature."

While they're normally playing for the same team, men and women suited up to play against one another.

“We started off against the Air Force and the Air Force scored on us right off the bat and then we kind of kicked it into gear there afterwards and we ended up winning," Jacob Tatro with the U.S. Marine Corps said.

And it's all for a good cause.

“And it’s a military appreciation event," Packers Football Outreach Specialist Ryan Fencl said. "We want to give back and show our appreciation for all the sacrifices that our men and women of our armed forces do for us.”

Fencl said this is the third year the team has held the Salute to Service tournament.

He said it's a way they say thank you for your service.

“Probably most important is bragging rights.," Fencl said. "You know whenever we get all the branches together there’s always some talking going back and forth."

But bragging rights aren't the only thing players are leaving with since the winning team gets more money in donations.

Saturday, the Marines scored 47 against the Army National Guard (scored 6.)

The Marines, according to Titletown, will get a $2,500 donation and Army National Guard will get $1,000 donation for their moral funds. All other teams get a $500 donation for participating in Saturday's game.



 
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