Halftime to Include Parachute Jump by Members of U.S. Navy Parachute Team
Two former Green Bay Packers, cornerback Craig Newsome and tackle Bob Skoronski, will be at Lambeau Field this weekend taking part in various fan activities leading up to the Packers-Panthers game.
On Saturday, Nov. 29, both Newsome and Skoronski will be visiting with fans and signing autographs in the Packers Pro Shop from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
On Sunday, Nov. 30, prior to the game from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Newsome will be visiting with fans and signing autographs in the Tundra Tailgate Zone. More information on the Tundra Tailgate Zone can be found online at www.packers.com/gameday/tundratailgatezone.
Also on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Skoronski will be visiting with fans and signing autographs in the Legends Club on the Associated Bank Club Level, an area accessible to game attendees with suite or club seat tickets, as a guest of the 'Alumni Meet and Greet.'
Other gameday attractions:
Competitors in the annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition will demonstrate their skills during a pregame exhibition.
The national anthem will be performed by country music recording artist Katrina Elam. It will be accompanied by a flyover of two Navy Prowler airplanes.
At halftime, the United States Navy Parachute Team, known as the Leap Frogs, will make a spectacular landing in Lambeau Field. Nine members of the team are expected to make the jump.
The U.S. Navy Parachute Team is comprised entirely of U.S. Navy SEAL and SWCC commandos. Each member comes to the team for a three-year tour from one of the two Naval Special Warfare Groups located on the east and west coasts. On completion of the tour, members return to operational units.
The parachute team began in 1969 when Navy SEALs and Frogmen volunteered to perform at weekend air shows. The team was officially commissioned as the U.S. Navy Parachute Team "Leap Frogs" in 1974 by the Chief of Naval Operations and assigned the mission of demonstrating Navy excellence throughout the United States. The Leap Frogs support Navy recruiting efforts and promote the Naval Special Warfare community to the American public.