Bill Jartz, news anchor at WBAY-TV, the ABC affiliate in Green Bay, has been named as the emcee of the 2005 Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held the evening of July 23 in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
No stranger to the Packers, Jartz previously covered the team for the station's sports department from 1983 to 1998. In addition to serving as sports director, he handled the play-by-play call for Green Bay preseason games and hosted the award-winning "Monday Night Kickoff." He became a news anchor at the station in 1998.
Raised in Clintonville, Wis., Jartz was an all-state performer at Clintonville High School and went on to play at Northwestern University, where he earned at B.S. degree in journalism in 1980.
Former running back Edgar Bennett and quarterback Don Majkowski are slated to become the 132nd and 133rd members of the Packers Hall of Fame this summer at the 35th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.
In addition to Bennett and Majkowski's inductions, the Hall of Fame will formally induct this year's FAN honoree, Dorothy Hanke.
Tickets for the banquet, which begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m., are $110 each. Tables of 10 are available and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early reservations are recommended. To purchase tickets, call Gwen Borga at (920) 965-6984, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. is a non-profit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual induction banquet, golf outing and other events to develop new exhibits and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.
Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Hall moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to a spectacular new, 25,000-square foot facility in the Lambeau Field Atrium. The Hall of Fame is open on non-game days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours may vary on game days and holidays. For more information, contact the Hall of Fame at (920) 569-7512.