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Packers legends play basketball for a cause

WAUSAU (WAOW) - On Sunday hundreds got to see some former Packers in action, but this time it was on the basketball court.

Five football stars, including Ahman Green, showed off their basketball skills.

"It's a little different as you'll see my athletic ability did not carry over to the basketball court as I wish it did," said Bill Ferrario, a former Packers offensive lineman.

The football players took on the Wausau West High School faculty in a fundraiser game for the school's boys and girls basketball teams.

"It's a way for us to raise more money to do team bonding and pay for uniforms and kind of a way to get our names out for the community," said Adrianna Truax, a Wausau West basketball player.

But Truax says the event was more than just a fundraiser or a game. It was an opportunity to meet her childhood idols.

"It's like what we've all grown up with, so we still get to meet like our heroes," said Truax.

Those heroes later took their turn as spectators.

At halftime, youth basketball players demonstrated their dribbling skills.

"That's our goal trying to bring basketball back to Wausau West," said Nate Lemmens, an event coordinator and Wausau West boys basketball coach. "Boosting our program and getting the kids involved."

It was all under the watchful eyes of Packers legends.

"It's nice first and foremost give back to the community and help an organization like Wausau West basketball," said Ferrario.

The Wausau faculty kept the game close, but the Packers legends came out on top 108 to 102.

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