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Packers Coach of the Week Toby Golembiewski Gives Back During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monroe Toby Golembiewski believes in teaching his players there’s more to the sport than just wins and losses.

A couple years back, Coach Golembiewski decided he wanted his team to raise funds for a greater cause in the community of Monroe, Wisconsin.

During October, Golembiewski would regularly see high school players wearing pink, but discovered that many of them didn't know the color was in support of breast cancer awareness. Golembiewski has a mother who is a cancer survivor and a sister-in-law who lost her fight to cancer. So he decided to highlight the importance of the true meaning behind wearing pink with his team.

"I thought, you know what guys, we are not just going to wear pink, we're going to put the money where our mouth is," said Golembiewski. "We're going to represent people that we know who have gone through cancer, and we're going to take the money from our fundraiser to make a sizable donation towards our cancer charity."

That education has led to his players raising over $11,000 over the last couple of years, which Monroe's student council donated to Justice for a Cure.

Golembiewski said the whole community helped the team surpass their initial goal of $5,000. "Our community supports that fundraiser, whether they're into football or not."

After winning Wisconsin’s Division 3 state championship last year, Coach Golembiewski had to tell his team that he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

His love of the game is one of his driving factors as he goes through chemotherapy.

"Football is my medicine,” said Golembiewski. "When we are doing weightlifting in the offseason, when we are doing practices and games, now I pay for it a little bit afterwards.

"I spoke at the WFCA clinic with a pump that was pumping chemo into my body, and I was getting a chemo treatment while I was speaking. But when you're doing football stuff or educating people about football or teaching and working with kids, for me, the energy is incredible and it's really been my medicine through all of this."

Monroe’s defense of its state title begins this weekend after a 7-2 finish during the regular season. The Green Bay Packers honored Golembiewski as their High School Coach of the Week

See the other winners:


NFL Team

Coach of the Week


Baltimore Ravens

Bryon Marshall

James Hubert Blake HS

Buffalo Bills - Rochester Region

Dennis Thomas

Rochester Prep

Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Region

Jeremy Zimmer

Sweet Home

Cleveland Browns

Justin Todd

Wadsworth HS

Houston Texans

Rick LaFavers

Ridge Point HS

Jacksonville Jaguars

Christopher Foy

Oakleaf HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Kansas

Jesse Owen

Gardner-Edgerton HS

Kansas City Chiefs - Missouri

Willie Horn

Lee's Summit West HS

New England Patriots

Justin Flores

Everett HS

New York Jets

Don Drust

Cheshire HS

Pittsburgh Steelers

Lance Getsy

Franklin Regional HS

Tennessee Titans

Brent Hughes

Halls HS



NFL Team

Coach of the Week


Atlanta Falcons

Terrence Stover

Peachtree Ridge HS -Girls Flag

Carolina Panthers

Tad Baucom

Hickory Grove HS

Detroit Lions

Brent Cummings

Rockford HS

Green Bay Packers

Toby Golembiewski

Monroe HS

Los Angeles Rams

Larry Muir

Valencia HS

Minnesota Vikings

Jason Marsh

Cherry HS

New Orleans Saints

Wayne Stein, Jr.

St. Charles Catholic HS

New York Giants

Michael Morano

Arlington HS

Philadelphia Eagles

Bill Fisher

Seneca HS

Washington Commanders

Akiel Russell

Springbrook HS



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