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The annual fundraising event at the Lambeau Field Atrium continues to yield success.
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17th Annual Phoenix Packers Steak Fry Raises Over 200K

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: April 20, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The 17th Annual Phoenix Packers Steak Fry presented by Prevea Health proved once again to be a huge success on Tuesday night at the Lambeau Field Atrium, with generous supporters and sponsors gathering to help Green Bay Athletics and the Phoenix Fund raise another total of over $200,000.

For the second-straight year, the event was able to raise over $200,000 in funds that will directly benefit the Phoenix Fund, the principal fund for scholarships and program support at Green Bay. The event has now raised over $580,000 over the past three years alone.

“The Phoenix Packers Steak Fry is designed to celebrate the successes of the year and to say thank you to our supporters and fans who invest in our student-athletes and coaches.  They are the difference makers who allow us to change lives and build leaders the Division I way,” said Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie. 

Student-athletes representing the 16 Green Bay Phoenix programs attended, along with several Green Bay Packers alumni, players and personnel. The annual event drew the attention of all four local TV stations in the Green Bay area, with two of them going live throughout the night.

University Chancellor Dr. Gary L. Miller welcomed the crowd and thanked the attendees for their support, while continuing to emphasize the importance of the Phoenix Fund as Green Bay competes at the Division I level. Gillespie followed suit, before introducing the head coaches at Green Bay.

WBAY’s Chris Roth and men’s basketball senior Tevin Findlay were the emcees of the event, which held over 950 supporters and attendees on the ground floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium. Over the last 17 events, the event has helped raise over $1.4 million.

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