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LeRoy Butler partners with Hebron Housing Services to tackle homelessness

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Who better to have as your ambassador on Leap Day than LeRoy Butler?

The inventor of the Lambeau Leap is partnering with Hebron Housing Services to tackle homelessness.

It's a passion project for Butler, who overcame poverty himself growing up in Florida. 

Hebron House provides an emergency shelter with a mission to keep families together.

"We have rooms where families can stay together, and that allows parents to stay together with their children which makes it easier on the whole family," said Acting Executive Director Maureen Atwell. 

I grew up in poverty, and I just grew up with shelters like the Hebron House, Butler said. "If you don't use a platform to help people who are helping people, I don't know if you're really helping the community."

LeRoy's Leap Day will include hors d'oeuvres, an auction for a signed jersey, experiences with LeRoy, and more. It will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Iron Horse Hotel. VIP tickets will also include an exclusive meet-and-greet reception, a photo with the legend, autographed photo and an open bar all evening.

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