Today is a big day for the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund was included in Damon Hack’s fine Sports Illustrated story entitled “Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood” in the current Oct. 11 issue which we just got. It is a great story on the Packers with a focus on its Pro Bowl QB and fine friend of the MACC Fund. The MACC Fund is mentioned as a beneficiary of Aaron’s generous support on page 52. To the best of my aging Irish memory which dates back nearly 29 years with the MACC Fund, this is the first time that the MACC Fund has been mentioned in a national publication. I might be wrong, but I think that is correct. Regardless, we are very excited. Plus, this is pretty darn good company to be in!
We have been fortunate to see a side of Aaron which many don’t get a chance to see. His talent, athleticism and leadership on the field is mirrored by the style and grace of his caring interest in helping the MACC Fund help kids with cancer and blood disorders off the field. Anyone who attended last May’s impressive “An Evening With Aaron Rodgers” got a glimpse of this as well. Jen Lada of Fox6 Sports did a great job moderating the evening and later wrote a poignant blog about it entitled “Save Me A Spot.” If you haven’t seen it, it is a great read and well worth your time. Read Jen’s blog
Keep an eye on the MACC Fund’s website for the 2011 “Evening With Aaron Rodgers.” Last May at the inaugural event, Aaron told the appreciative sell-out crowd that “this is the first of many. I’m in it for the long haul.” Aaron has a strong interest in music and that impressive comment is “music to the ears” of the kids who benefit from MACC Fund supported research.
~John Cary, Executive Director
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