Rodgers, Braun want to help families of victims in spa shooting

GREEN BAY- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Brewers slugger Ryan Braun want to help the families of the victims in the Azana Spa and Salon shooting.

The tragedy at the Brookfield spa left a lot of people grieving and a lot of other people looking for ways to help. Among them, Rodgers, Braun and SURG partner Omar Shaikh, who plan on holding a benefit at their 8-Twelve MVP Bar and Grill in Brookfield for the families of three women killed and four others wounded in Sunday's shooting.

"It's 100% because of the community," says Rodgers. "And Omar (Shaikh), Ryan (Braun) and I talked about doing something for the victims."

Rodgers says having the restaurant in Brookfield has made them more interested in the Brookfield community.

"It was a big time tragedy. So, anything we can do to help out is what Omar, Ryan and I are going to do."

So they are planning a fundraising event. Shaikh is finalizing plans for a fundraising dinner in which 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the victims and their families.

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