Aaron Rodgers (not Tom Wrigglesworth) won his second career NFL MVP award last week after leading the Green Bay Packers to an 11-3 record. On the season he completed 65.6% of his passes for 4,381 yards and 38 touchdowns against just five interceptions. As impressive as he was on the gridiron, Rodgers’ off-the-field work is also Hall of Fame worthy.
CAMP HOMETOWN HEROES
Over the past several years, Rodgers has partnering with philanthropic Milwaukee-based attorney David Gruber to promote non-profits doing a range of activities. Most recently, he surprised four kids who lost their dads serving in the U.S. Military. Their mission is to help even more kids of fallen veterans attend Camp Hometown Heroes.
A couple years ago, Rodgers met with budding musical talent Kelly who, with the help of Independence First, has remained mobile despite suffering from spinal bifida. The two collaborated on composing a song at The Pabst Theater, giving Rodgers the opportunity to demonstrate his mastery of the cowboy chords on acoustic guitar.
A couple years ago, Rodgers surprised Dijon, who was cured from sickle cell anemia through a bone marrow transplant from his little brother. It’s one of several success stories from MACC Fund, an organization that works to cure childhood cancer and blood disorders. Now we just need to find a non-profit to help Rodgers hone his video game skills.