Packers Hall Of Fame Black History Month Panel Discussion And Autograph Session This Week

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Former Packers Dave Robinson and Willie Davis

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame's celebration of Black History Month culminates this week with a panel discussion Thursday evening, Feb. 26, and an autograph session Friday, Feb. 27.

The annual panel discussion will take place Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame and will feature former players Willie Davis, Dave Robinson and Rob Davis, as well as current player Cullen Jenkins and Packers assistant director of pro personnel Tim Terry. Topics will include the contributions of African-Americans to the game of football as a whole, as well as to the success of the Packers. Admission to the Packers Hall of Fame will be free after 6 p.m. for the discussion.

The autograph session featuring Packers Hall of Famers Willie Davis (also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) and Dave Robinson to be held Friday, Feb. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Paid Hall of Fame admission is required for the autograph session.

This week's featured Hall of Famer isWillie Davis. A football autographed by Davis will be given away via random drawing at the end of the week. Visitors to the Hall can sign up at the display for a chance to win.

LeRoy Butler's autographed football was won by Brad Harris of Salem, Wis; Edgar Bennett's by Brad Harris of Salem, Wis.; and Ezra Johnson's by Wendy Kampo from Winneconne, Wis. Dave Robinson will be featured this month as well.

Visitors to the Hall of Fame will be given a booklet that will serve as their guide while touring the facility. It will provide a history of African-American players in professional football as a whole, as well as provide information on many notable African-American Packers players and coaches, including Bob Mann (1950-54), the first African-American player ever to see action in a Packers' regular-season game.

Green and gold ribbons will be placed throughout the Hall's exhibits to recognize the many African-American players, especially those who have been enshrined as members of the Packers Hall of Fame.

*The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours may vary on game days and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors (62 and older), military personnel (with I.D.), college students (with I.D.) and youth 12-17; $5 for children 6-11; and children 5 and under are free. Group pricing is available for schools and other groups; for more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512. Information also is available online at www.lambeaufield.com.

For fans desiring to visit the Hall and take a Stadium Tour, combination pricing for an adult is $19, a savings of $2. Combination pricing is available only where Stadium Tours are sold.*

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