The Green Bay Gamblers pride themselves on giving back to the communities that have supported the organization since the team’s inception in 1994. This past year the Gamblers gave generously to the American Heart Association, local chapter of Disabled American Veterans, area elementary and middle schools, FFA, stroke awareness and youth hockey. Through specialty games, donations and in-game 50/50 raffle, the Gamblers donated $104,623 in 2017-2018.
Fans and sponsors also played a major role in giving, as they donated the following items at select Gambler games:
*1,500 Pairs of Mittens/Gloves – Donated to area schools in Green Bay & Appleton
*7,600 Stuffed Animals – Donated to the multiple Aurora BayCare facilities across Northeast Wisconsin and charities that focus on the family.
*Pet Supplies – Donated to the Happily Ever Animal Sanctuary
*Baby Products – Donated to the House of Hope, shelter for homeless, pregnant, parenting women between the ages of 18 – 24 and their children.
“The Gamblers are all about giving back to the communities that have supported our program over the last three decades,” says Gamblers team president Brendan Bruss. “We have a stage to do a lot of good in our community and through the generosity of our fans and sponsors we are able to affect a great number of lives in a positive manner.”
Along with the fans the Gamblers also thank their sponsors on a great year both on the ice and in the community:
ABT Foundation Solutions, AC Asphalt Specialists, Allegra Eas,t AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Anduzzi’s Sports Club, Animal Referral Center, Aurora BayCare, Auto Owners Insurance, Bassett Mechanical, BayCare Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Best Western Green Bay, Brew Pub Pizza, Capital Credit Union, Certa Pro Painters, Cheesecake Heaven, Concordia University, Culver’s, Dean Distributing, Diamonds & Gold, Drift Inn, Dunkin’ Donuts, Eis Implement, Enterprise Systems Group, Festival Foods, Firenza Pizza, Fox Communities Credit Union, Gallagher’s Pizza, Gandrud Auto Group, Grazies Italian Grill, Island Sushi, Jill & Co. Real Estate ,Jody Kemppainen Shorewest Realtors, Kaminski Dental, Kay Distributing, Klement’s Sausage, Lamers Bus Lines, Let Me Be Frank Productions Mac Dental, Menominee Casino Resort, Nicolet National Bank, North Shore Bank, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Packerland Heating & Cooling, Pagel’s Ponderosa, Papa John’s Pizza, Pomp’s Tire, S & L Motors, School House, Seven Up – Green Bay, Sound Check, SportClips, Subway, TicketStar, Triangle Distributing, Top Dog Screen Printing & Embroidery, Tundraland, WPS , WPS Health Insurance, Waste Management and Wisconsin Lottery
On behalf of the Green Bay Gamblers – “THANK YOU”.