Black History Month Underway In Packers Hall Of Fame

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Weekly Featured Players; Panel Discussion Set For Feb. 26; Autograph Session Feb. 27

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is celebrating Black History Month, a program in which the organization joins the annual celebration of the achievements and contributions African-Americans have made in American History.

This week's featured Hall of Famer isEdgar Bennett, a former running back who is now the team's running backs coach. A football autographed by Bennett will be given away via random drawing at the end of the week. Visitors to the Hall can sign up at the display for a chance to win.

Ezra Johnson was last week's featured player and his autographed ball was won by Wendy Kampo from Winneconne, Wis. Willie Davis, LeRoy Butler and Dave Robinson will be featured this month as well.

Other activities this month include an autograph session featuring Packers Hall of Famers Willie Davis (also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) and Dave Robinson to be held Friday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Paid Hall of Fame admission is required for the autograph session.

The annual panel discussion will take place Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame and will feature former players Willie Davis, Dave Robinson and Rob Davis, as well as current player Cullen Jenkins and Packers assistant director of pro personnel Tim Terry. Topics will include the contributions of African-Americans to the game of football as a whole, as well as to the success of the Packers. Admission to the Packers Hall of Fame will be free after 6 p.m. for the discussion.

Visitors to the Hall of Fame will be given a booklet that will serve as their guide while touring the facility. It will provide a history of African-American players in professional football as a whole, as well as provide information on many notable African-American Packers players and coaches, including Bob Mann (1950-54), the first African-American player ever to see action in a Packers' regular-season game.

Green and gold ribbons will be placed throughout the Hall's exhibits to recognize the many African-American players, especially those who have been enshrined as members of the Packers Hall of Fame.

*The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary on game days and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (62 and older), military personnel (with I.D.), college students (with I.D.) and youth 12-17; $5 for children 6-11; and children 5 and under are free. Group pricing is available for schools and other groups; for more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512. Information also is available online at www.lambeaufield.com.

For fans desiring to visit the Hall and take a Stadium Tour, combination pricing for an adult is $19, a savings of $2. Combination pricing is available only where Stadium Tours are sold.*

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