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Former Packer LeRoy Butler tees off for his foundation

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Former Packer LeRoy Butler hit the links in Wisconsin Rapids today and he had a big goal in mind.

The former cornerback and safety was playing golf for more than just fun.

The LeRoy Butler Foundation is raising money for women battling breast cancer.

"What if you have breast cancer and you just lost your job and you don't have healthcare and you need money to help? Where do you go? We wanted to be that organization," Butler said.

Butler says the foundation teams up with Riverview Hospital to choose six women to receive money—that helps pay for anything they need during this tough time.

"They think they're just coming to a great event, have a nice dinner and then their name is called to receive the grant," Butler said.

Former Packer Harry Sydney also came out to support the cause.

"I like helping anybody that likes to be a part of the solution instead of just the problem," Sydney said.

Butler says his passion for the cause started when he was playing football, and he saw so many impacted by breast cancer. That's when he decided to do something about it.

"I got really scared—I don't want one of my daughters to get diagnosed and I didn't help," Butler said.

Back on the golf course, Butler even had time for some jokes.

"I don't want to be stuck on earth with a bunch of guys—we need you women," he said.

But in all seriousness, he says he wants to help women battling breast cancer for many more years to come.

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