The Green Bay Packers and American Family Insurance on Wednesday celebrated the official opening of the American Family Insurance DreamDrive training camp activity, which returned in its traditional format after a two-year hiatus.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Wednesday morning to recognize DreamDrive, the specially designed bike experience for Packers fans and families at training camp, centered on the storied training camp tradition where Packers players ride children's bikes to and from practice. Following two years of adjustments due to the pandemic, this special way for players to travel to practice and engage with some of the Packers' youngest fans has returned as normal this year.
Five Dream Fleet bikes, which each celebrate a different piece of Wisconsin's rich heritage, were introduced for another year at the ribbon-cutting, all provided by the Packers and American Family Insurance. The Dream Fleet bikes include the Cow Cruiser, the Cheddar Chariot, the Packers Tailgate Trailblazer, the Dream Driver and the Farm and Ranch Rider.
Several kids were selected by American Family Insurance to have the opportunity to ride the special bikes to practice with the players. The kids had the opportunity to meet current players and received a Packers/American Family Insurance bike helmet autographed by the player who drove their bike down to practice.
Children are encouraged to participate in DreamDrive throughout Training Camp's open practices over the next several weeks by bringing their own bikes to practice in keeping with the longstanding tradition. The bike route to practice has been adjusted this year due to ongoing construction on the east side of Lambeau Field.
"We're about inspiring dreams, and being associated with a team and a stadium where so many dreams have been imagined and fulfilled is especially rewarding," said Dan Kelly, American Family Insurance chief underwriting officer. "We're excited to celebrate the opening of DreamDrive, and to see participation in this great team and community tradition return to normal after two years."
DreamDrive is a feature of the partnership between the Packers and the Madison-based insurance company, which has been a partner of the team since 2005. The partnership also includes the American Family Insurance Gate on the stadium's east side, allowing fans easy access to the Lambeau Field Atrium.
About the American Family Insurance group:
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation's 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.