Favre foundation backs Miss., Wis. charities

CREATED Nov 12, 2013

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Brett and Deanna Favre's foundation, Favre 4 Hope, has supported charities in Mississippi and Wisconsin with $180,000 in grants for 2013.

The foundation said Monday that Mississippi charities receiving grants are Special Olympics of Mississippi, Hope Haven, Association for the Rights of Citizens with Disabilities, Make a Wish of Mississippi, Memorial Hospital Deanna Favre Fund, University of Southern Mississippi Children's Center for Communication and Development, USM Brett Favre Athletic Scholarship and the Pink Ribbon Fund.

Wisconsin charities include Ribbon of Hope, Rawhide Boys Home and The Brett and Deanna Favre Miracle League of Green Bay.

Favre and volunteer coaches and students from Oak Grove High will be coaching 40 Special Olympics athletes to compete in the new National Football League Flag Football program.

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