MECA Foundation Announces Former Packer Backs Police K-9 Fundraiser

Greenfield, WI, June 7, 2017:   MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation announced today the attendance of renowned Green Bay Packer, Gilbert Brown at the 6th Annual MECA Vest A K-9 Fest held on July 15th, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals, 3670 S. 108th St, Greenfield, WI.

“The mission of the MECA Foundation started out with a hope that we could protect a police k9 from injury or death.  To think that the outpouring of community support has grown to earn the backing of a legendary NFL player…it’s a proud moment for me.  I’m proud of this foundation and I’m proud of this community.” –Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, Founder, MECA Foundation

Brown, is a former nose tackle who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1993 to 1999 and 2001 to 2003. Gilbert played in 125 Packer games, with 103 starts. He recorded 292 tackles, 186 solo tackles and 7 sacks.  Brown earned the nickname “The Gravedigger” because of his celebratory dance following a tackle.

Sponsored by Debra Lopez Public Relations, WaterStone Bank and Schlossmann Subaru, MECA Vest A K-9 Fest continues to grow in size and attendance every year.  Featuring Wisconsin’s own Nashville star, Nora Collins, a strong Milwaukee Major League Baseball lineup, local vendors, emergency animal hospital tours, and new this year, a petting zoo, fest goers are sure to have an eventful day.

About MECA Foundation

The MECA Foundation, founded by Marla Lichtenberger, DVM, DACVECC is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting every police dog in the state of Wisconsin with bullet resistant and stab proof vests.  In addition, the MECA Foundation also assists Wisconsin police K-9 Units purchase police dogs by donating grants to Wisconsin K-9 Units.

For more information on this year’s MECA Vest A K-9 Fest, log on to, or call 414-543-7387.  If you would like to set up an interview with Dr. Marla Lichtenberger, please contact Debra Lopez Public Relations at 262-989-0604.

To become a sponsor, advertiser, or for vendor booth information, please contact Shannon Roeglin at 414-458-8628.