The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced today that it will induct former tight end Mark Chmura, former tight end Marv Fleming and former offensive lineman Greg Koch at the 40th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held the evening of July 17, 2010, in the Lambeau Field Atrium.
The Hall of Fame that evening also will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first class to be inducted to the Hall: Bernard "Boob" Darling, Lavvie Dilweg, Jug Earp, Cal Hubbard, Curly Lambeau, Verne Lewellen, Johnny (Blood) McNally and Mike Michalske.
Chmura, a sixth-round selection in 1992 from Boston College, spent eight seasons in Green Bay (1992-99) and appeared in 89 games with 62 starts. He posted 188 receptions for 2,253 yards and 17 touchdowns during his career, with his reception and touchdown totals ranking fourth all-time among Packers tight ends. A key contributor to the Packers' Super Bowl XXXI and XXXII teams, he earned All-Pro honors in 1995 and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection (1995, 1997-98).
Fleming, an 11th-round draft choice from Utah in 1963, played seven seasons (1963-69) in a Packers uniform, appearing in 95 games – fifth most in club history among tight ends. As a tremendous blocker, he was a key component of the Packers' vaunted sweep. He also recorded 109 receptions for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns during his Packers career. He was a key player for the Packers' three-straight World Championship teams (1965-67).
Koch, a second-round draft choice in 1977 from Arkansas, played nine seasons (1977-85) in Green Bay, appearing in 133 games. A fixture at right tackle almost immediately upon his arrival, he was a second-team All-Pro selection following the 1982 season and was part of one of the greatest offenses in club history when the Packers amassed 6,172 yards in 1983, the second-best output ever in club annals. That same year (1983), he switched from his primary tackle spot to guard as the Packers beat the defending Super Bowl Champion Washington Redskins, 48-47, in the highest scoring Monday Night Football game ever played.
Tickets for the banquet, which begins with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. with a cash bar, and dinner and program to follow at 7 p.m., are $125 each. Tables of 10 also are available for $1150 and are assigned in the order in which they are purchased. Early reservations are recommended. To purchase tickets, call Gwen Borga at 920/965-6984, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds are available 30 days prior to the event.
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 is set for Monday, July 12, 2010, at The Bull in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.
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.