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Packers and Bears come together for Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha

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Posted at 5:03 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 18:05:09-04

KENOSHA — The Packers and Bears have set aside their differences to put a smile on faces of the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha.

On Oct. 8, the Bears gifted a bobblehead after the kids there watched a custom message from some of the players.
Bears Defensive Lineman Akiem Hicks said in his message to the kids, “A lot of love coming from this side. We want to make sure that you’re doing the things you can in order to be successful. During these trying times with COVID and all of the other things going on, make sure that you are taking care of you school work, taking care of your family and staying focused. We support you. We love you. Take care.”

On Oct. 13, The Packers are "sending a robot" with a monitor on it that will live stream a video of Packers starting tackle. Billy Turner. Club kids will also get the chance to create their own masterpieces with art supplies provided by the Packers. The artwork will be featured on clothing that Turner will gift to his teammates during the holidays.

“With everything going on in the world today, we know how challenging it can be for kids in our community, and we need to continue to encourage and support young people and give them opportunities to succeed,” said Turner. “Even though I can’t visit with the kids in person, I’m looking forward to connecting with them and sharing the love and positivity from our whole football team.”

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