Delivering a Wish


What began as a normal Saturday for 11-year-old Ryan Palm-Pascale all changed when he saw the Packers Tailgate Tour motor coach pull up in front of his home.

The Tailgate Tour crew surprised 11-year-old Ryan at his home to deliver the news that he'll be going to a 2018 game at Lambeau & meeting Packers players through the Make A Wish Foundation. Photos by Evan Siegle, packers.com

Surprise and confusion became delight as Palm-Pascale listened to Ty Montgomery inform him that his Make-A-Wish request to attend a Packers game at Lambeau Field in 2018 has been granted.

Inside the home, the members of the tour visited with the Palm-Pascale family and made plans to see them this fall.

“That was a fun stop,” said Kenny Clark.

The Packers pulled into Kwik Trip in Germantown on Day 5 of the 13th annual Tailgate Tour. Photos by Evan Siegle, packers.com

As the motor coach continued its journey toward West Bend and the tour’s final stop, some diesel fuel was needed. A stop was made at Kwik Trip, of course.

The players handed out gift cards to surprised patrons and gladly posed for photos.

“I’ve got the bananas,” Freeman said on the way back to the motor coach.

The Packers threw a surprise birthday party in Jackson, Wis., for Culvers employee Penny Nerdahl on Day 5 of the Tailgate Tour. Photos by Evan Siegle, packers.com

A final on-the-way stop was made at Culver’s in Jackson, where the tour members offered birthday wishes to a very surprised Penny Nerdahl. Nerdahl had reached out the team with a request to stop and see her at the location, but didn’t think it could be accommodated.

“I saw the bus pull in and said, ‘Oh my goodness,’ ” she said. “I never thought this would happen.”

West Bend is the next stop.

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