Packers Help Celebrate Kids' Day


Exactly six months from Christmas Day, Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman and offensive guard Bill Ferrario teamed up with Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt to celebrate Kids' Day in Green Bay.

The first-annual celebration, which Schmitt introduced in this his first year in office, was originally started within Schmitt's own family, as every June 25 was a day devoted to family activities.

Residents of Green Bay, ages 17 or younger, were invited to join Mayor Schmitt for free activities including swimming at city pools, rides at Bay Beach Amusement Park, activities at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, lunch with the mayor at Danz Park and library story time and skits at Washington Commons. The events were sponsored by the city and area businesses.

Kampman and Ferrario brought a little extra excitement, talking with kids and signing autographs for much of the day. The day culminated with events for older kids, including a concert and Teen Night.

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