Packers Fan Fest Kicks Off Tonight

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LAMBEAU FIELD ATRIUM POISED FOR FUN

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The second-annual Fan Fest, a three-day celebration of Packers football, begins tonight and the Lambeau Field Atrium is abuzz with final preparations.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Fan Fest kickoff event, a 30-minute live television show to be broadcast on Green Bay's WFRV-TV CBS 5 and the Packers' state-wide network. Guests include Bob Harlan, John Jones, Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy.

Additional Packers players added to the lineup today include Max McGee, who will appear with Paul Hornung, as well as Kevin Barry, Tony Fisher and William Henderson. Bubba Franks also will appear in place of Donald Driver. Those players join a lineup that already includes Nick Barnett, Edgar Bennett, John Brockington, LeRoy Butler, Nick Collins, Santana Dotson, Lynn Dickey, Antonio Freeman, Samkon Gado, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Mike Hawkins, Paul Hornung, Don Majkowski, Larry McCarren, Brian Noble, Brady Poppinga, Aaron Rodgers, Bart Starr, Corey Williams, Frank Winters and William Whitticker

Appearance days and times will be announced at the event. Players appearing are subject to change.

Friday night's highlights, in addition to the kickoff event, include three "Wild Card" autograph sessions and a meet-and-greet session with the Packers' coaching staff.

Saturday highlights include three "Wild Card" autograph sessions, multiple general autograph sessions, and Packers question-and-answer sessions with WTMJ Radio personnel.

Sunday's lineup includes a tour through the Packers locker room, two "Wild Card" autograph sessions, a general autograph session and Packers question-and-answer sessions with WTMJ Radio personnel. To enable all attendees an enjoyable tour experience, locker room tour times will be assigned as fans enter the Atrium Sunday morning.

All weekend long attendees will have the opportunity to visit football-themed areas. Free offerings include "Fantasy Play-by-Play(r)," where fans can voice their favorite Packers plays and take home a free recording of the "call" and Sony PlayStation kiosks. Also available are "Grid Works," a custom laser engraving process that enables fans to personalize wooden footballs and other memorabilia and "The Gallery of Sports Art," featuring framed and unframed photos from the extensive collection of Vernon and Jim Biever as well as other artists.

Jerry Kramer also will be at Fan Fest to discuss his recently released locker room recordings from Super Bowl II and other clips from the 1967 championship season. Fans will have the opportunity to meet Jerry and purchase the exciting CD collection.

All Fan Fest attendees also will enjoy admission to the Packers Hall of Fame and automatic entry into a drawing for four Fan Fest door prizes. Other raffle prizes will be offered, with additional tickets available for purchase. Children 3-and-under enter free and do not require a ticket. Parking for the event is free and can be accessed off Lombardi Avenue and Ridge Road.

A portion of Fan Fest proceeds will go to charity through the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

Sponsors of Fan Fest are Chevrolet and Goodwill Industries.

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