'Operation Fan Mail' Returns For 2008 Season


Packers, Festival Foods to Recognize Military Families

The Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods this season again will be recognizing military families at each home game with the program, 'Operation Fan Mail.'

The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to recognize families with a member who is on active duty. The Packers and Festival Foods will host a family at each 2008 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities.

"We're excited to continue to recognize military families at Lambeau Field," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Our fans enjoyed saluting them prior to our games last season, and we all look forward to again giving them a show of support for the sacrifices they make on behalf of our country."

"Festival Foods is honored to again be able to recognize the families in Wisconsin who are sacrificing so much," said Mark Skogen, owner and CEO of Festival Foods.

To choose families, the Packers and Festival Foods are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular family should be saluted. Essays can be sent to: Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628. Essays also can be submitted online.

Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.

In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game and a $100 gift certificate to Festival Foods.

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