The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Inc., will host Pro Football Hall of Famers Gale Sayers and Paul Hornung at a book signing Saturday, Nov. 29, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sayers will be signing copies of his book, Sayers. An exceptional breakaway runner, Sayers played from 1965 to 1971 with the Chicago Bears. In his brief, injury-shortened career, Sayers totaled 9,435 combined net yards, 4,956 yards rushing and scored 336 points. He still ranks as the NFL career leader in kickoff returns, was named all-NFL five straight years from 1965 to 1969 and played in four Pro Bowls. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
Hornung will be signing his book, Lombardi and Me: Players, Coaches, and Colleagues Talk About the Man and the Myth. Hornung was the first overall selection in the 1957 NFL Draft and went on to play nine seasons for the Packers (1957-62, 1964-66). A versatile halfback who also kicked field goals, the 1956 Heisman Trophy winner was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
Hardcover copies of both books will be available for purchase at the signing for $40. Sayers and Hornung also will sign additional autographs for $30 per item, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago (for Sayers autographs) and the Sister Visitor Program in Louisville, Ky. (for Hornung autographs).
The Packers Hall of Fame is open Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Paid admission is required: Adults, $10; Seniors 62 and older, $8; Military (with valid Military ID), $8; Children 6-11, $5; Children 5 and under, free.
*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.
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, or visit the Hall online at www.packershalloffame.org.*