The Green Bay Blizzard were recently the recipients of the Indoor Football League Community Relations Award for their outstanding efforts in the Green Bay community during the 2018 IFL League Meetings. The Community Relations award is presented to the team that best exemplifies outstanding service to their community. The Green Bay Blizzard teamed up with Thrivent Financial to distinguish themselves as leaders in the Green Bay community with their support of programs such as Feed My Starving Children, Colton's Cure, American Legion Post 11, Eye Heart World, Special Olympics Wisconsin and Fox Valley Autism Society.
During the 2018 season:
- Blizzard players, coaches, mascots, and front office personnel made more than 120 appearances in the community (school assemblies, business visits, nonprofit events and fundraising benefits).
- The Blizzard supported more than 200 different area organizations with in-kind contributions. These in-kind donations (tickets, autographed memorabilia, appearances, etc.) were used to raise thousands of dollars for charitable causes in the Northeastern Wisconsin area.
- The Blizzard helped raise more than $50,000 for local non-profits through cash, in-kind contributions, and ticket fundraisers.
The Green Bay Blizzard have a strong history of giving back. In 2013 the Blizzard were kept in Green Bay by owners Larry & Kathy Treankler to be not only an affordable entertainment option for families, but also a vessel for giving back to the Northeastern Wisconsin community.
“We are excited and truly honored to receive this award from the Indoor Football League,” said Blizzard front office executive, Joe Carlson. “This award means a lot to our organization. Our involvement in the community has always been a corner stone of the Green Bay Blizzard”.