The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. is introducing a new program to honor Packers Hall of Famers in schools and enhance engagement with students: the Legacy Series.
The program will place bronze busts of Packers Hall of Famers at schools with ties to those individuals, beginning with the man who started it all, Curly Lambeau. To kick off the program, Curly Lambeau's bust will be installed in a place of honor at Green Bay East High School's City Stadium, aimed at sharing Lambeau's legacy with students, visitors and the community.
A 1917 graduate of Green Bay East High School, Lambeau started in football for four years in high school before playing on Knute Rockne's first team in 1918 at the University of Notre Dame. Upon returning to Green Bay, Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun founded the team that became known as the Green Bay Packers in 1919.
The Legacy Series will advance the Packers Hall of Fame Inc.'s mission to serve as an educational resource to students and the community by sharing the stories of Packers Hall of Famers, with more Hall of Famers set in the works to be honored at additional schools in Wisconsin.