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Green Bay Packers donate equipment to help Selma's Concordia Univ. after bus fire

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The Green Bay Packers are stepping forward to assist Concordia University Wisconsin's sister School in Alabama by donating gently used game pants and socks after a tragic bus fire last weekend. One of Concordia College Alabama's team buses, carrying the football squad, blew up as the team was heading to their game last Saturday against Miles College. Everyone on the bus got off safely before the explosion, but the team lost a majority of its equipment used on game days.

Rick Riehl, director of Donor Relations at Concordia University Wisconsin, heard about the fire and immediately called the Green Bay Packers organization to find out if they'd be willing to assist in any way.

"The Packers have never let me down," said Riehl. "I knew they would step up and help out our sister school in Alabama during this time of need," he added.

According to a Packers spokesperson, the more than 100 pieces of donated equipment by the organization went out this morning. The equipment is good match for Concordia College Alabama because the College's team colors are green and gold, the same colors as the Green Bay Packers.

Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin's main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.  The University and its 10 educational centers and classroom locations are home to 7,751 undergraduate and graduate, traditional, as well as non-traditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. The University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 14 master's degree programs, and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing Practice. The University also offers a variety of adult learning opportunities.

The University is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities. 

Source: Concordia College

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