in an outstanding response to the packers breast cancer cap program, supporters of the campaign have exhausted the initial supply of hats. The empty shelves at the packers pro shop will be only temporary, though, as a second shipment is due in thursday.
The joint campaign of the packers and american family insurance features a pink baseball-styled cap featuring the teamâs âgâ on the front, with an american family insurance logo and breast cancer pink ribbon on the side. Money raised from the program will be distributed to three state-wide breast cancer charities focusing on prevention, treatment and research.
âweâre delighted that so many people have shown their support for the program,â said packers president bob harlan. âthe response has been phenomenal. Weâre excited to see such great reaction to the effort and anticipate more people getting involved.â
an initial supply of 20,000 caps was on hand for the july 7 kickoff of the program. Between an allotment for american family insurance and its agents, plus sales in the pro shop, via telephone and on the internet, all were gone by monday evening.
âitâs been a great experience for everyone involved at the pro shop,â said kate hogan, the packersâ director of retail operations. âour staff has been touched and inspired by the many, many people who have come in to purchase hats and share their stories about why theyâre buying them. We look forward to seeing more people get behind the effort.
âfor people who want to purchase caps in person, weâll have our next shipment in stock on thursday. Until then, weâll continue to take phone and web site orders. Weâve already placed an order for additional hats, too.â
I just thought this post would provide hope that over 20,000 baseball caps were sold in four days. $5 from each hat will go to charity. So if I did my math right, that is $100,000 in under a week. Think how many people will buy more when they come back in stock?
Another amazing thing about this is that green bay is the nfl's smallest city with 102,313 people. Just think if they played in a big city like chicago, nyc, or la? Maybe those teams shuold do the same.
Anyway, I just thought this might make some people feel better knowing this.