Sherman Phoenix Project receives $50K donation from Packers' players

MILWAUKEE -- Green Bay Packers' players on Tuesday, Sept. 11 presented five $50,000 donations to five Wisconsin organizations -- one of them the "Sherman Phoenix Project" in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

According to a news release, the players leading the effort -- Randall Cobb, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Aaron Rodgers, Lance Kendricks and Mason Crosby -- and their teammates selected the recipient organizations:

    The players and their teammates chose to direct the donations, which were sourced through the NFL and the Packers, toward organizations that would use the funds to support programming that addresses inequality and opportunity in the community, the release says.

    This was part of the "Social Justice Initiative," a joint endeavor of NFL players and teams.