LARRY McCARREN TO SERVE AS EMCEE
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc., Tuesday announced the 38th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, set for July 19, 2008, in the Lambeau Field Atrium, has been sold out.
This year's banquet features the enshrinement of former nose tackle Gilbert Brown, center Frank Winters and video director Al Treml. This year's presenters are Santana Dotson (to present Brown), Brett Favre (Winters) and Bart Starr (Treml).
The Hall of Fame also announced Larry McCarren, game analyst on the Packers Radio Network and sports director at WFRV-TV in Green Bay, will serve as emcee for the event. A 1992 Packers Hall of Fame inductee, McCarren was an iron man at center for the Packers for 12 seasons (1973-84). He played in 162 consecutive games — the fourth-longest streak in team history — helping him earn the nickname 'Rock.' He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and '83.
In his second career, McCarren has been sports director at WFRV-TV since 1988 and a member of the Packers' radio team since 1995. He three times has been voted Wisconsin 'Sportscaster of the Year' (1994, 1996, 2002) by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. McCarren has been a frequent master of ceremonies for the enshrinement banquet over the past decade.
In addition to the induction of Brown, Winters and Treml, the Hall of Fame formally will recognize this year's FAN honoree, Richard 'Ike' Eisenhauer.
*The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc. is a non-profit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual induction banquet, Golf Classic and other events to develop new exhibits and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc., Golf Classic, set for July 14 at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., also is sold out.
Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Hall moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to a spectacular new, 25,000-square foot facility in the Lambeau Field Atrium. The Hall of Fame is open on non-game days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours may vary on game days and holidays. For more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512.*