Packers Gearing Up For Next Week's 'Tailgate Tour'



The 'Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour' hits the road next week on a four-day, four-city bus trip. The tour, taking place July 11-14, will see the team to reach out across the state and thank fans in person for their enduring and enthusiastic support of the club through the years.

The event will include Chairman Bob Harlan and players Donald Driver, Bubba Franks and Rob Davis. The tour will take place aboard a customized motor coach emblazoned with the logo "Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour" and the phrase "Touching Down in Your Community." The tour will make stops in Milwaukee (July 11) Madison (July 12), La Crosse (July 13) and Wausau (July 14).

Culminating each day's activities during the 'Tailgate Tour' will be an evening tailgate party in each city from 5:30 to 8 p.m., hosted by a local non-profit organization. The parties will feature food and mingling with the Packers representatives. At each tailgate party a football autographed by each tour member will be given away as a door prize. Tailgate party tickets will cost $20, with proceeds to benefit the hosting organization.

In addition to the tailgate party, the motor coach will make one scheduled stop during the day in each city. At the visit, tour members will have the opportunity to interact with fans and deliver the message of "thanks." In addition to the planned stops, surprise stops will be made as the schedule allows.

'Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour' evening tailgate party locations and ticket information are as follows (5:30 to 8 p.m. in each city):

  • Milwaukee: Bradley Tech High School, July 11. To benefit Bradley Tech's new athletic field and park. Ticket purchase/information: Jan Breitbach (414/212-2410).
  • Madison: Mandt Park in Stoughton, July 12. To benefit South Central Wisconsin Special Olympics. Ticket purchase/information: or call Theresa Steiner (608/222-1324 Ext. 350).
  • La Crosse: Oktoberfest Grounds, July 13. To benefit Junior Achievement programs throughout Coulee Region. Ticket purchase/information: Festival Foods locations in La Crosse (608/785-1000), Onalaska (608/781-2272) and Holmen (608/526-3339).
  • Wausau: Dale's Weston Lanes, July 14. To benefit Woodson YMCA youth sports programs. Ticket purchase/information: Woodson YMCA Wausau (715/845-2177) and Aspirus (715/841-1850) Branches, Total Tan (715/355-4849) and Dale's Weston Lanes (715/359-8488).

Fans interested in 'Tailgate Tour' details are encouraged to visit Fans can track each day's progress of the tour as well, with Web stories and photo galleries posted daily.

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