Packers: Military sponsorships common among NFL teams
The Green Bay Packers organization said it hasn’t tried to conceal National Guard or other sponsorships for military events at Lambeau Field.
The announcement follows a recent criticism of the New York Jets by a U.S. senator. Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona claims the Jets accepted money from the New Jersey National Guard for military appreciation events and didn’t disclose that they were sponsored.
Press-Gazette Media reported that Flake also criticized the Department of Defense for using taxpayer money to enter into marketing agreements with any entity.
The Wisconsin National Guard said it has a longstanding relationship with the Packers and entered into a marketing campaign with the team to aid in recruitment, retention and awareness of Guard activities.
Federal reports show the Packers received more than $833,000 from the National Guard over a five-year period.