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LEROY BUTLER TO SERVE AS HONORARY CHAIR
OF ANNUAL SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN
Appear at Benefit Concert Featuring Frank Sinatra, Jr.
– 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 Kettle
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 Sinatra, Jr.
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 history (38).
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 jumped 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 community.
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 songs 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 decade while 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
The 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