My rookie year with the Packers, I was eager to learn about ways that current players were giving back to the community. Mike Daniels, invited me to House of Hopes Annual Fundraising Gala, and from that point on I knew that this was an organization that I wanted to get behind. House of Hope works to help women and children transition out of homelessness in the greater Green Bay Area. Their staff works tirelessly to equip their residents with the skills and resources they need to get back one their feet. Everyone, I don’t care who you are, has needed a helping hand at some point in their life, so why not pay it forward. Find out how to help support House of Hope and their mission here..
I was introduced to Sherman Phoenix by my teammate Lance Kendricks who was originally from the Milwaukee area. Their mission to support entrepreneurship and build community wealth in Sherman Park Milwaukee, an area that has experienced decades systemic oppression and racial unrest. To rise from the ashes, community leaders converted a vacant bank into an entrepreneurship hub and community center that is now home to over 27 businesses. Through my relationship with the Packers, we have been able to donate over $75,000 to further their cause in the community.
My time as a student-athlete at South County HS allowed me to build the foundation that I use today to be successful. My teammates and classmates became lifelong friends who push each other to be the best versions of ourselves in our respective professional fields. Together, we decided that we wanted to build a platform where we could give back to a program that gave so much to us. After officially establishing our 501(c)(3)status in 2019, we have raised money for the teams State Championship hotel, awarded post secondary scholarships, provided snacks to fuel student-athletes before and after workouts, and hosted our TeamBurks Football camp. Stay tuned for future programming from SCFAA.