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Sue LeTourneau, a member of our Foundation Board and also our family, has been a HUGE Packers fan her entire life, but after we started the Foundation, she began to tailgate for a reason. Brats for Brian has been a staple in the Lambeau Field parking lot every home game for years. With the help of many others and Nueske meats, Packers fans and opposing team fans (yes, even Viking fans) have walked away satisfied and touched by the story of Brian’s Foundation. A few weeks ago, Sue was approached by Sports Illustrated and later interviewed for an article they were having on Brett.
(Page 5 of 10)...But he does much more than just raise money and inspire others from afar. At a fund-raiser for Green Bay's Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation, Favre came on stage to play drums with the house band. "When that happened, a bunch of us old ladies in the crowd started screaming," says Sue LeTourneau, who helps run the scholarship program named for her late nephew, who died in a swimming accident.
(Page 10 of 10) Sue LeTourneau of the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation: "On his 30th birthday, I held up a sign in the stands here at Lambeau. When he ran onto the field, he looked at me and gave a thumbs-up. Oh, my God, I thought I was going to die right then and there!"
To see the entire story, please visit: Sports Illustrated- December 10, 2007