Ha Ha Clinton-Dix hosts charity event in Green Bay
GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- A Green Bay Packers player is making a difference in Northeast Wisconsin.
Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix held his Ha Ha's Heroes "Flights and Bites" event at Titletown Brewing Company Monday.
More than 150 people showed up, including some his teammates.
The event helped raise money for a new "headquarters" inside a Green Bay school.
The headquarters will be Packers themed, featuring hundreds of books and a comfortable space for children to read and learn.
"A community that is important to me, important to my family and going to school, I realized that education is important. It's greater than football for me and just being able to give back to the youth who are going to someday raise our kids. I think it's very important to create leadership and give them the resources they need to be successful," Clinton-Dix said.
Dix also graduated over the weekend from the University of Alabama, finishing his degree in criminal justice.
At the event, he had a special congratulations from the Crimson Tide head coach, Nick Saban.
"I can't tell you how proud I am of you finishing your degree at the University of Alabama. When you declared for the draft, I made you promise me that you would come back and complete your education. Your determination and achieving that goal, while excelling in the NFL, is an example for every professional player," Saban said.
"Just to start something. I finished when I left to go to college, it was an amazing experience, Nick Saban, my family, is supporting me, so it makes me want to go back and get more," said Clinton-Dix.