GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- While head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Mike McCarthy and his family spent time helping the local community.
"Coach is just one of the most humbled people I've ever met," said Jim Gilmore, tournament director for the McCarthy Golf Invitational with American Family Children's Hospital.
Just four years into McCarthy's gig with the Packers, Mike and his wife Jessica approached the American Family Children's Hospital in 2009.
"I think American Family Children's Hospital really appealed to them given the fact that we take care of kids from all 72 counties from the state of Wisconsin," said Gilbert. "So just like the packers that have state-wide impact, so does American Family Children's Hospital."
Over the past 8 years, the McCarthy Golf Invitational has raised more than $2 million for the children's hospital, but Gilbert said the McCarthy's partnership is so much more than that for the kids.
"As a part of this tournament every year... coach comes in and visits with every single kid in this hospital prior to the tournament," said Gilbert. "I can't tell you what that does to lift the spirit of not only the kids, but their parents and other families as well."
Gilbert goes on to say, "You can't put a price tag on that" and that he hopes to continue the hospital's relationship with the McCarthy's in the future.
Closer to home, Jessica McCarthy teamed up with the Friends of Brown County Library for its Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign. The campaign collects newly donated books and gives them to disadvantaged kids throughout Brown County.
"I think as Jessica knows from being an educator, what we see is kids are learning to read up until third grade and then after that, they really are using their reading to learn," said Meg Deem, Friends of Brown County Library board member and chairperson of Give-A-Kid-A-Book campaign. "So if they don't have that base of reading, the rest of their education is sometimes a struggle."
McCarthy also helped jump-start the Green Bay Police Foundation back in 2016 with a $100,000 dollar donation to buy ballistic helmets and vests for officers.
"It makes every one of our officers safer and it makes our officers much more ready to respond to any one of those major events if one were to happen here in Green Bay," said Captain Jeremy Muraski with the Green Bay Police Department. "To have a team like the Packers and a coach like Mike McCarthy be willing to reach out on that personal level and step up themselves personally, I don't think you see that in every city. It's something we really appreciate here and it made a huge difference for us at the Green Bay Police Department, they're true friends of the community."
These are just a few of the organizations McCarthy and his family have helped during his 13 years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.