A fun-filled day and evening awaits Packers fans Saturday at 'Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health.'
Stadium gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with practice officially getting underway at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature a family-focused and game-like atmosphere with use of the video boards and gameday music, and the practice will include 11-on-11 sessions that will include live contact. The night will conclude with a fireworks and laser show.
The event will benefit the Wendy's Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Family Night is a part of the Back to Football campaign, presented by Bellin Health, a campaign that also includes Packers training camp and Packers preseason games.
Parking lots will open at 1:30 p.m. for the event and the cost will be $5, with net proceeds to be donated to the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. Parking will be limited in Packers-operated lots, but parking is also available in neighboring areas.
The Packers are reminding fans of the NFL's stadium safety policy. No bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12" by 6" by 12". Stadium cushions are also not allowed as a part of the policy, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18" wide or smaller are allowed. For more information, visit packers.com/carryin.
Pre-Family Night activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the American Family DreamZone, Lambeau Field Atrium and parking lot. The Fan Walkway area will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. along the walkway from Oneida Street to the Oneida Nation Gate, and will feature activities for families and kids to enjoy. The Pick 'N Save Family Night Picnic will take place from 1:30 to 6 p.m. in Lambeau Field's east-side parking lot.
Once ticketed fans enter the stadium after 3:30 p.m., they will not be allowed to exit and re-enter. If fans choose to exit the stadium, they will not be allowed to re-enter for the remainder of the evening.
The Packers will welcome representatives from ASPIRO as their official community guests. Forty representatives of the organization will make up the Packers Ambassador Line as the players take the field. The representatives will attend the rest of the evening's festivities with the remainder of the group in the stands.
Other on-field activities include two youth football scrimmages with players from the Racine Youth Sports League of Racine, Wis., as well as a performance by the Green Bay Elite Dance Team and an appearance by the All Veteran Parachute Team before the practice begins.
Also featured will be the popular Chili's "Jerseys Off Our Backs" promotion with Packers jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed practice – to be given away in a random drawing. The evening will conclude with the Pick 'N Save Fireworks and Laser Light show.
Fans are reminded that all individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance into the stadium. In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities – from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show – are cancelled.
As the new exclusive media partner of 'Family Night,' TODAY'S TMJ4 in Milwaukee, in conjunction with NBC26 in Green Bay, will originate a statewide telecast of the event as a part of the Packers TV Network. In addition to Milwaukee and Green Bay, the event will be televised by WKOW-TV in Madison, WXOW-TV in La Crosse, WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, WAOW-TV in Wausau, KQDS-TV in Duluth-Superior and WLUC-TV in Escanaba-Marquette. Lance Allan from TODAY'S TMJ4 will host the broadcast, which will also feature the voices of the Packers, Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren, along with Jon Erickson, Cameron Moreland and Charlie Sokaitis from NBC26.
For more information and a full schedule for Family Night, visit packers.com/familynight.