Dozens of Packers alumni will be returning to Green Bay this weekend for the Packers’ annual Alumni Weekend, which this year also includes several special celebrations in honor of the late Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr.
Alumni making appearances at events throughout the weekend include: Paul Hornung, Bill Curry, Boyd Dowler, Carroll Dale, Dave Robinson, Donny Anderson, Jerry Kramer, Jim Grabowski, Ken Bowman, Marv Fleming, Chester Marcol, David Whitehurst, Ezra Johnson, Greg Koch, Jan Stenerud, John Anderson, John Brockington, Ken Ellis, Larry McCarren, Lynn Dickey, Mark Lee, Paul Coffman, Ron Hallstrom.
The weekend will begin with the Green & Gold Gala on Friday, Sept. 13, an annual event that benefits Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin. The Gala, held in the Lambeau Field Atrium, will include a presentation from Cherry Starr and Bart Starr, Jr., with several Packers alumni also in attendance.
On Saturday, many of the alumni will join the Starr family at Rawhide in New London for the free, public Bart Starr Commemorative Celebration.
The Celebration will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., and will include a variety of fun, free activities for fans of all ages, and a program featuring Cherry and Bart Starr Jr., with dozens of Starr’s former teammates and players. Fans are asked to note that no autograph opportunities will be available.
The event will also include a youth football camp for kids, face painting, bounce houses, mini Packers Hall of Fame exhibits, food trucks and tours of Rawhide’s facility. Starr’s two Super Bowl MVP Corvettes will also appear on display together, along with a wide variety of Starr’s donated memorabilia from his years of supporting Rawhide. Commemorative Bart Starr t-shirts will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting Rawhide.
The weekend will culminate with the Packers’ home opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 15. A program and ceremony featuring the Starr family and dozens of Packers alumni will take place at halftime, and fans will each receive a No. 15 button upon entering the stadium, which matches the No. 15 decal the Packers players are wearing on their helmets throughout this season.