Mike McCarthy, Packers to Donate $100K Each to Green Bay Police Foundation

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 8, 2016

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy answers questions at a news conference after of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won the game 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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The Green Bay Packers and head coach Mike McCarthy are giving back to the Green Bay Police Foundation.

On Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Packers and McCarthy announced they will each donate $100,000 to the organization.

Per ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky, McCarthy explained the purpose of his donation is to "be part of the solution to make our community better."

Packers president Mark Murphy issued a statement about the team matching McCarthy's donation:

This is a very difficult time for our country and really need program like this that bring people together, bring communities together, particularly public safety and community members, and really start listening to each other and having a discussion instead of trying to win the debate. This is something that could be well be a role model for other cities around the country.

Various NFL personnel and organizations have been generous with their charitable efforts in recent weeks. 

In addition to McCarthy and the Packers' contributions to the Green Bay Police Foundation, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has pledged to donate $1 million of his 2016 salary and all of the proceeds from sales of his jersey to various communities in need as part of his effort to raise awareness of social injustice throughout the country.

ESPN's Jim Trotter reported the 49ers pledged $1 million to two groups in the San Francisco Bay Area to address social inequities Thursday.

Per the organization's official website, the Green Bay Police Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help improve public safety and partnerships in the area.

The Packers will open the 2016 season on the road Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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