Update: Tickets have sold out
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc., announced today they will host a special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Hall of Fame Saturday, Oct., 21, in the Lambeau Field Atrium, presented by Bellin Health Systems and Network Health.
The evening's festivities will honor the Packers' 1967 championship team, and will run from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will be hosted by WTMJ's Lance Allan, and the Atrium will serve a gameday-like menu during the event reception.
Tickets are sold out. Each guest will receive a gift bag, gameday seat cushion, Hall of Fame collectible pin and more.
"1967 was a significant year in so many ways," said Tom Konop, President of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. "The Hall of Fame was founded. The Packers defeated Dallas in championship games to start and end the year and won the first Super Bowl. The decade, beyond sports, was probably one of the most turbulent, certainly in our lifetime."
Several members of the 1967 Packers squad will share stories at the event, including Pro Football Hall of Famer Dave Robinson, 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Jerry Kramer, four-time Super Bowl champion Marv Fleming, along with Packers greats Boyd Dowler, Carroll Dale, Ken Bowman, Zeke Bratkowski, Bob Long, and Chuck Mercein.
In addition to reliving the 1967 season with nine Packers from that team, audio and video will describe the Hall's birth, 1967 and other stories. John Pinero, who portrays Vince Lombardi to critical acclaim, will add a taste of the coach to the program.
The Atrium will display images of 50 years of Packers Hall of Fame growth, tracing the history of one of the few team Hall of Fames in the NFL. A life-size statue of Bart Starr will be on display and fans can get up-close photos with the monument honoring one of the Packers most beloved players. Tables next to the statue will have best wishes cards each attendee can complete with their own personal message to be forwarded to Bart and Cherry.
"You can't think of the Packers without in some way thinking of Bart," said Konop. "We want to give the fans an opportunity to reach out to Bart and Cherry directly."
Fifty footballs, signed by the attending players, will be sold for $250 at a special table in the Atrium. Proceeds go to the NFL Player Care Foundation specifically designated to former Packers players in need.
"We're committed to giving back to the players who helped make this a model franchise and community," said Konop. "Our new relationship with NFL Player Care provides an established mechanism to direct funds where they're needed most."
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. is a nonprofit 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 Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.
Since its inception in 2007, the NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF) has used a unique case management model to aid former NFL players through challenging times. Through its financial granting arm, PCF has assisted over 1000 players, totaling over $13 million in areas including medical, mental health, financial, social and community support. PCF is administered by a board of eight directors. The National Football League, NFL Players Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Alumni Association are each appointed a nominated director. In addition, four outside directors share their expertise in foundation management, mental health, social welfare issues, and healthcare. For additional information, please visit:http://nflplayercare.com/
Founded in 1982, Network Health offers customized commercial and Medicare health insurance services to employers, individuals and families in 23 counties throughout eastern Wisconsin. Through its strong reputation for quality health care coverage and exceptional customer service, Network Health has grown to serve more than 129,000 members and 32,000 wellness participants. Learn more at networkhealth.com. Visit our blog at copilotwi.com.
For more than a century, Bellin Health has served the people of Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula with caring, expertise and a second-to-none focus on quality that make it the region's premier health system. Known for its emphasis on preventive healthcare, Bellin is the area's leader in cardiac, orthopedics, sports medicine, digestive health, mental health and primary care medicine. Its flagship campus in Green Bay, Wis. is the heart of an integrated healthcare delivery system that centers on Bellin Hospital, a 244-bed general medical and surgical hospital. The health system extends to include Bellin Psychiatric Center, an outpatient and 80-bed inpatient mental health facility; and Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, a 10-bed critical care access hospital; as well as 32 Bellin Health primary care physician clinics, 83 employer clinics, five Bellin Health FastCare retail health clinics, three Bellin Fitness centers, and Bellin College, an accredited nursing and medical imaging institution. Renowned for community outreach, Bellin is the official healthcare partner of the Green Bay Packers and annually hosts one of the nation's largest 10K events, the Bellin Run.