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LEROY BUTLER TO SERVE AS
HONORARY CHAIR OF ANNUAL SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN
Will Appear at Benefit Concert Featuring Frank Sinatra, Jr.
WI – The Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County is
pleased to announce that Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame safety LeRoy
Butler will serve as the Honorary Chair of the organization’s annual Red
In this capacity, Butler will participate in
a variety of Red Kettle Campaign events throughout southeastern
Wisconsin, including a benefit concert on Fri., Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at
The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, featuring a performance by Frank
From a disabled youth, spending much of his childhood
in leg braces, Butler went on to become the most durable defensive back
in the storied history of the Green Bay Packers. Playing in more games
than any other defensive back (181), Butler was consistently
productive, as he is the fourth ranked interception leader in team
Surviving an impoverished childhood in a poor area
of Jacksonville, Florida, and suffering through serious leg and foot
problems that confined him to a wheelchair as a youth, Butler
experienced a miraculous healing in the seventh grade. He went on to be
a three-year starter at Florida State before becoming the Packers
second round pick in 1990.
Butler became a starter in his second
season, and remained there until he retired after the 2001 season.
Butler is the originator of the “Lambeau Leap” beginning when he
in the end zone stands after he returned a fumble for a touchdown in
1993. Selected to the Associated Press All-Pro team four years in a row
in the mid 90’s, Butler was part of the Packers Super Bowl winning team
in 1996 and was also named to the NFL 1990’s All-Decade team.
Butler has remained active in the community through many ventures, including
his Leroy Butler Foundation,
which assists women undergoing breast cancer treatment obtain the
assistance they need to focus on the job of healing versus the financial
impact to their families. His other philanthropic work centers on
empowering young people to use their individual strengths and talents
while working together as a team to inspire their peers to better the
The Salvation Army’s relationship will include the
organization being recognized on Butler’s new cookbook, with a Salvation
Army logo on the back cover, and a 300-word narrative on The Salvation
Army included in the book. In addition, the organization will work with
Butler on its annual winter coat and toy drives.
The November 2
benefit concert is titled “Sinatra Sings Sinatra” and features
that Frank Sinatra, Sr., sang in over 50 years of performing, many of
which Sinatra Jr. witnessed first hand. A portion of the show includes a
photo gallery depicting Sinatra’s “look” throughout each
Sinatra, Jr. sings the songs that best represented the times. The show
includes such classics as “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,”
“One For My
Baby,” “New York, New York,” “Luck Be A Lady” and
“Strangers In The
Tickets, on sale for $125, $85, and $60, can be purchased by calling
414-286-3663 or visiting www.pabsttheater.org.
For more information, call
414-302-4300 or visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.
About The Salvation
Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church
established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His
name without discrimination for 129 years in the United States. Nearly
30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each
year through the broadest array of social services that range from
providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance
for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter
to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children.
Approximately 84 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those
services in 5,000 communities nationwide.