Brett Favre Goes To High School: Twitter Has Field Day

    July 25, 2012
    Chris Crum

NFL fans are still adapting to a league without Brett Favre, for better or worse. High School football fans in Mississippi, however, will get a taste of the former Packer (Falcon/Jet/Viking), as he is now filling a role in a program in Hattiesburg.

According to Gannett’s Hattiesburg American (via CNN’s Headline News), Favre is officially a member of the Oak Grove football coaching staff, but his role has yet to be defined. The Lamar, Mississippi Board of Education (the school is part of the Lamar County system) reportedly approved Favre’s hiring.

Twitter is, of course, having a field day (or field week, perhaps) with the story.

Favre will reportedly not receive any financial compensation for his efforts at the school, so things could be more along the lines of when he volunteered for the team last year.

This isn’t the only thing Favre has been doing for kids, by the way.

Here’s the latest tweet from the verified official Brett Favre Twitter account:

There’s also the Favre4Hope Foundation, which focuses on the following child-related funds:

  • Make A Wish Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Minnesota
  • Hope Haven, Mississippi
  • Special Olympics Wisconsin and Mississippi
  • Association for Rights of Mentally Handicapped Citizens, Mississippi
  • Rawhide Boys Home, Wisconsin
  • University of Southern Mississippi, Children’s Center for Communication and Development, Mississippi

Also on the list are: Ribbon of Hope (Wisconsin), Pink Ribbon Fund (Mississippi) and Memorial Hospital Favre Fund (Mississippi).

“In 2010, our foundation board made a difficult decision to focus on supporting our existing charity partners and no longer accept grant applications,” a message on the Favre4Hope site says. “This decision was made after visiting several of our long term partners and hearing about their struggles with the loss of grant funding and low contributions. Most of the charities we chose to support have been with us since the beginning. Their staff and program of work truly represents the spirit of what Brett and I wanted to do when we began our foundation in 1995.”

Lead image credit: @WunderpitMusic (Twitter)


Chris Crum
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