On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Jun. 20, 2015 12:00 PM CDT Kenny Chesney/Jason Aldean concert Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney have announced that their tours, The Burn It Down Tour and The Big Revival Tour presented by Corona Light, will collide for 10 stadium shows next summer, including Lambeau Field on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  More on-sale information and special guests will be revealed over the coming weeks.
  • Mon., Jul. 13, 2015 7:00 AM CDT Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic

    The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. Golf Classic is set for Monday, July 13, 2015, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, WI. Those interested in participating in the event can contact Holly Borga (920-965-6986; hollyb@packershalloffame.com) for more information.

  • Sat., Jul. 18, 2015 7:00 PM CDT Brett Favre's Packers HOF Induction Banquet

    The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. will induct former Packers quarterback Brett Favre at the 45th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. The event will also feature the retirement of Favre’s No. 4. This dual recognition is an honor that is unprecedented in Green Bay Packers history. The banquet will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

News

Print
RSS

Historic, Third Jersey To Make Debut At Sunday’s Game

Posted Dec 2, 2010

Play 60 And Punt, Pass & Kick To Be Recognized As Well With Introductions And Exhibitions During Pregame

Sunday’s matchup between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers will see the debut of the Packers’ third jersey, a re-creation of the historic 1929 uniform worn by the franchise’s first NFL championship team.

The predominantly navy blue jersey bearing an oversized gold circle on the chest with large navy blue numbers will remind fans, players, and all spectators of the unique history and tradition of the Green Bay Packers organization.

*   *   *

In support of the NFL’s PLAY 60 program, Sunday’s game is designated as the Packers’ ‘NFL PLAY 60’ game to help raise awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic and showcase the NFL and its clubs’ commitment to help reverse this trend.

Prior to the game, the Packers will host 15 students from Marshall Middle School, Parkview Middle School, Huntley Elementary School, and Grantosa Elementary School on-field for player introductions and the national anthem.

Wearing special PLAY 60 jerseys, the children were selected for winning the Fuel up to PLAY 60 Challenges sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Students had to sign up online by Oct. 13 with a student-driven project for their school to eat healthy and play 60. The entries were based on originality and use of the Fuel Up to Play 60 criteria. All 15 kids will run through the team’s ambassador line out onto the field to be recognized on the TundraVision video boards.

*   *   *

ALSO SUNDAY, the annual Punt, Pass & Kick Packers’ team championship will take place in the morning at the Don Hutson Center. Seventeen boys and 17 girls ages 8 to 15, advanced through local, regional and sectional competitions across Wisconsin to reach the championship contest.

All 34 competitors will later display their passing talents on Lambeau Field Sunday as part of the pregame festivities, with the competition winners introduced as well.

*   *   *

Fan also are reminded the yearly ‘Toys for Tots’ campaign is taking place prior to Sunday’s game, giving them the opportunity to bring new, unwrapped toys which will be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps, with assistance by the Salvation Army, to children in need in the Green Bay area this holiday season. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

*   *   *

Additionally, fans will be treated to a flyover of four F-18s prior to kickoff, and a special halftime performance by Marty’s Goldenaires, a parade and concert corps from Bessemer, Mich. Established in 1950, this ensemble has often been voted the top musical group in many of the region’s parades.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos

  • Clay Matthews on facing Patriots and Seahawks

    (3:04) Posted 15 minutes ago

    Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews joins the "Total Access" crew to discuss the challenges of facing both the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.

  • Signature Snaps: Top 5 Running Plays

    (2:59) Posted 21 hours ago

    Packers.com has compiled a series of "Signature Snaps," various Top 5 lists of big plays from the 2014 season. In this week's installment, we focus on the top five running plays from the season in chronological order.

  • McCarthy: 2015 team will not bear burden of 2014

    (30:49) Posted Jan 28, 2015

    Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy held his season-ending press conference Wednesday. McCarthy recapped the 2014 season and talked about the team's goals for 2015.