MADISON (WKOW) -- Mike McCarthy took some time away from his head coaching schedule to visit children on Tuesday. McCarthy made the trip down to Madison to the American Family Children's Hospital to visit the children who are being treated. McCarthy also held a press conference to promote his 7th annual McCarthy Golf Invitational which raises funds for the hospital. The event takes place June 13 at the Legend of Bergamont Golf Course in Oregon, WI.
"It's special. I think it's always different, it's never really the same. To be able to step inside their world for five minutes to see and be a part of their fight. I'm just trying to bring a smile and a baseball hat just try to bring some happiness for a little bit to their family," McCarthy said.
McCarthy also took time to answer some football questions. One topic was former Badgers receiver Jared Abbrederis. The Packers recently drafted receiver Trevor Davis, so it's a deep group of wideouts, which will force Abbrederis to battle for a roster spot.
"Jared looks good. He stayed in town. He was working out there locally and he looks like he's ready to take a step. You never have enough receivers. His route running ability and just his understanding of the game of football, It comes very naturally to Jared. Bump and run was the flavor of what we saw through the season and that's something the whole receiver group needs to improve on and obviously strength and those things will make his opportunity better," McCarthy said.