Check this out ahead of the Packers-Bears on Thursday Night Football. Within, you will find a statement from the Green Bay Packers that reads…
The NFL family is one of the most diverse communities in the world. Just look around! The eclectic group of players that you root for, the coaches you admire, the people you sit next to in the stands, those high-fiving on military bases, fans at the sports bar or during tailgate parties — we all come from different walks of life and have unique backgrounds and stories.
The game of football brings people together. As NFL players, we are a living testimony that individuals from different backgrounds and with different life experiences can work together toward a common goal.
This Thursday during the national anthem at Lambeau Field, Packers players, coaches and staff will join together with arms intertwined — connected like the threads on your favorite jersey. When we take this action, what you will see will be so much more than just a bunch of football players locking arms. The image you will see on September 28th will be one of unity. It will represent a coming together of players who want the same things that all of us do — freedom, equality, tolerance, understanding, and justice for those who have been unjustly treated, discriminated against or otherwise treated unfairly. You will see the sons of police officers, kids who grew up in military families, people who have themselves experienced injustice and discrimination firsthand, and an array of others all linking together in a display of unity.
Those of us joining arms on Thursday will be different in so many ways, but one thing that binds us together is that we are all individuals who want to help make our society, our country and our world a better place. We believe that in diversity there can be UNI-versity. Intertwined, we represent the many people who helped build this country, and we are joining together to show that we are ready to continue to build.
Let’s work together to build a society that is more fair and just.
Join us this Thursday by locking arms with whoever you’re with, stranger or loved one, wherever you are — intertwined and included — in this moment of unification.”
– The Packers Players
Vince Lombardi once said…
Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Now, consider the message…
Diverse communities… bringing people together… different backgrounds… common goals… images of unity… freedom, equality, tolerance, understanding, and justice for those who have been unjustly treated, discriminated against or otherwise treated unfairly… helping make our society, country and world a better place…. believing that in diversity there can be UNI-versity. … working together … for a society that is more fair and just…. and in this moment of unification.
Epic Engage™ believes. We contend. We stand. It is who we are and what we do. As a training and development company with a global vision of working with educators, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders to:
- educate and lead with high character, strength and joyful excellence.
- unite strong cultures of diversity and fully engaged purpose, talent and capacity.
- inspire dynamic learning cultures of flourishing passion, creativity, growth and prosperity.
… we are on board. Fully, of whole heart and mind… and soul. Character forges powerful, practical and poignant unity to change the world one school, workplace, business and community at a time. Today, and personally, I am another Packers fan.
Green Bay hosts Chicago at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, aired on CBS, NFL Network and streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
Peace, passion and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™
Barry is ultimately a vocalist, strength coach and educator. His work is about exploring, identifying, practicing and mastering our strengths and building upon them through practical and powerful unity and resourcefulness. That is why Barry is The Unity Guy™. EPIC Engage™ is an extension of The Unity Guy™. The Epic work is all about building strong, united and inspired cultures lead by character… at school, work, business and community; where everyone matters and contributes everyday.
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