Daily Sports Smile: Green Bay Packers help distribute 400 coats to local community

The Green Bay Packers defense celebrates recoving a fumble against the Washington Football Team in the third quarter during their football game Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. 
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With the winter months approaching, the Green Bay Packers are doing their part to help the local community. This week, the Packers partnered with Better Days Mentoring to distribute 400 coats to families in need.

The event was the second annual coat drive. Families also received a $100 gift card that was provided as well. Several Packers participated including top cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes. Linebacker Oren Burks and running back Patrick Taylor Jr. were also in attendance.

“Giving back is everything,” Alexander said in a special video released by the team. “Showing people that there is hope, that there is good out there. I think is important for not only people to see, but also the younger generation. To see those good things happening, maybe one day they will be able to influence others in the same way.”

The Packers handed out the coats in a drive-thru setting. People were able to receive their coats and interact with the players.

“We just want to make sure everybody is warm and able to handle the winter coming up.” Burks said.

The Packers are back in action against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. It is a crucial game with both teams vying for the top NFC playoff seed.