GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame safety LeRoy Butler shared an anti-bullying message to local students on Wednesday.
He visited Preble High School to encourage students to treat fellow classmates with respect. He also talked about the importance of being and staying healthy.
“It’s kind of cool because he invented the Lambeau Leap,” said freshman Kaden Lecapitaine. “So I feel like it’s a good thing for everybody to hear him speak about bullying to our school.”
Butler is visiting nearly 20 Wisconsin schools to share his personal experiences with bullying. As a child, Butler was picked on because he wore leg braces and occasionally needed a wheelchair. He credits teachers with helping him overcome his struggles.
“I once had to go through a lot of bullying and things of that nature,” he said. “So when the kids hear my story, I think it resonates with them a little bit.”
Butler also promoted his book and participated in Q-and-A sports trivia with students.