A 20-person contingent from the Green Bay Packers organization departed around 9:30 this morning from Austin Straubel International Airport for Tulsa, Okla., to attend the memorial service for Mark Hatley, the Packers' vice president of football operations who passed away earlier this week.
Members of the organization traveling on the three charter airplanes included president/CEO Bob Harlan, executive vice president/COO John Jones, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman and his wife Karen, vice president of player finance/general counsel Andrew Brandt, offensive coordinator Tom Rossley, defensive coordinator Bob Slowik, as well as many members of the pro and college scouting staff.
The group was scheduled to arrive in Tulsa shortly after noon for the 1:00 p.m. (CDT) memorial service at Moore Southlawn Chapel. The entire party will return to Green Bay this evening.
The Packers organization will also hold a private memorial service inside the team's offices on Monday, Aug. 2, for staff members unable to attend today's service.