The advisory board of the Salvation Army of Milwaukee County announced today that Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame safety LeRoy Butler will serve as the honorary chair of the organization’s annual Red Kettle Campaign.
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 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).
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.
Butler has remained active in the community through many ventures, including his Leroy Butler Foundation, which assists women undergoing breast cancer treatment to 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 Nov. 2 benefit concert is titled “Sinatra Sings Sinatra” and features songs that Frank Sinatra Sr., sang. Tickets, on sale for $125, $85, and $60, can be purchased by calling 414-286-3663 or visiting http://www.pabsttheater.org/.
For more information, visit http://www.samilwaukee.org/.