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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.


  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.



Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


He saw the light; joins FAN Hall of Fame

Posted Feb 14, 2012

The first game Rick Steele witnessed at Lambeau Field was on a rainy, miserable Monday night in 2003, and the Packers lost in the waning seconds to Philadelphia on a Donovan McNabb touchdown pass.

Yet, that became the beginning of unparalleled dedication.

“I knew a lot of Packers history, but once we came here, honestly, it was just something magical,” said Steele, 39, a Pennsylvania native who was named the 14th member of the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame on Tuesday. “It was very special. Something about it just grabbed me.”

Steele was selected from 10 finalists for the FAN Hall of Fame during a month-long online and mail-in voting process that produced 100,000-plus votes, more than double last year’s total. Edging Rick Wiltzius of Wausau, Wis., by less than 4,000 votes, Steele was presented with a plaque by President/CEO Mark Murphy in a gathering at the Lambeau Field auditorium that several other finalists attended.

Crediting his wife, Kristi, with turning his allegiance from his home-state Steelers to the Packers, Steele has since dedicated five rooms in his house to Packers memorabilia. He also made his home the first outside the Green Bay area to have Packers carpeting installed.

He and Kristi named their son Brett, now 6 years old, after longtime Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, and Steele says his favorite piece of memorabilia is a double turnstile from Lambeau Field that sits underneath his TV on Sundays while his family watches its favorite team.

“Our lives are Green Bay Packers, non-stop, all the time,” he said.

Steele came to Green Bay on Tuesday wearing a Packers tie, a logo denim shirt, and a blazer with team logos embroidered on the inner lining. He was also sporting his shareholders’ Super Bowl ring, which he purchased right after buying his share of stock two months ago.

A technical education teacher and volunteer firefighter from Greensburg, Pa., about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Steele generated some media attention prior to the Packers-Steelers matchup in Super Bowl XLV.

A local television news crew came to his house to produce a feature story that led to threats against his property.

“It spiraled out of control,” he said. The furor died down, fortunately, after the Packers’ victory in the Super Bowl, which he ranks as his top moment as a fan, along with Favre’s memorable Monday night performance in Oakland back in 2003 the night after Favre’s father died.

Coincidentally, Steele was in Green Bay for the Packers-Raiders game in December this past season when he received the phone call notifying him of his status as a FAN Hall of Fame finalist.

“Ever since that time, this has been unbelievable,” he said.

In addition to the plaque, Steele also wins four club seats to a 2012 Packers home game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate, a road trip for two to a 2012 Packers away game, and a one-year subscription to Packers Plus and Packer Insider.

His name will also be permanently displayed, along with the 13 previous honorees, in the Packers Hall of Fame.

In addition to Wiltzius, this year’s other finalists included Gary Green, Lake Worth, Fla.; Jimmy Krueger, Euless, Texas.; Joe Kuhar, Janesville, Wis.; Lana Longe, New Berlin, Wis.; Peter Michaud, Milwaukee, Wis.; Lori Mueller, Eland, Wis.; Joe Phillips, Nolanville, Texas.; and Mark Stegmeier, Calgary, AB, Canada. The fan contest was sponsored by Goodwill, Mattress Firm, Best Buy and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“To be the No. 1 fan,” Steele said, “words can’t describe the honor.”

For a photo gallery, click here.

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