Green Bay Bullfrogs step up to plate to help Preble H.S.

By , Evan Kruegel, Local 5 News

Published 08/08 2014 10:43PM

Updated 08/08 2014 10:55PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - Inside Joanne's Stadium the effort to rebuild Preble High School's Gym is already underway, after a decision by Bullfrogs management to donate half the earnings from their nightly 50/50 raffle.

"Anything we can do to help get them back into their home gym, their home court is little bit quicker, we're happy to do it," Bullfrogs General Manager Liz Kern says.

Fans like Curt Schweiner wasted no time in helping the cause, after hearing the news Friday morning.

"I was kind of surprised, I get up early in the morning, so I saw first thing." Schweiner says. "So it was pretty bizarre to see the school, I was hoping it wasn't too big of a deal, but sounds like it is."

The raffle typically raises around $300 dollars. Friday night, it raised $1600, $800 of which will go to Preble.

"Hoping to win but we're just hoping that it helps a lot with the school," Lauren Massie says.

District officials have yet to disclose how much repairs will cost, but after seeing pictures, fans know it won't be cheap.

"Anything is good, anybody that can donate anything is good community support," Schweiner says. Choosing to cheer on one team while helping out another in need.

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