Event to Benefit Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program
The Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field are preparing for Saturday's ninth edition of 'Packers Family Night, Presented by Fox 11.' The event will benefit the Wendy's Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Tickets for 'Family Night' are still available and may be purchased over the phone, via the Internet or in person. Ticket purchase information and other event details can be found online at www.packerstrainingcamp.com/family_night.
In addition to the main attraction, the intra-squad scrimmage, families again will enjoy the Packers Experience presented by Kemps, located in the Tundra Tailgate Zone on the stadium's east side. It will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Copps–Pick 'N Save Family Night Picnic also returns to the east side parking lot and is scheduled from 12:30 to 6 p.m., and will serve food items priced at $1, including corn on the cob, Johnsonville Brats, Nicolet Water and Kemps Popsicles. Proceeds will go the Roundy's Foundation (Roundy's is the parent company of Copps and Pick 'N Save) to support non-profit organizations working in the areas of hunger relief, families in crisis (intervention and prevention of neglect and abuse) and literacy.
With the Packers’ 90th birthday coming up Aug. 11, the evening will feature an extra special Copps–Pick 'N Save Fireworks Show to celebrate. Birthday cupcakes also will be available for purchase in concession stands.Kids' activities on site during the afternoon and evening include sidewalk chalk art outside the stadium, as well as crafts, airbrush tattoos, sign making, G-Force tattoos and clowns inside stadium concourses.
Additionally, the Packers are welcoming several hundred guests from Foster Care and Adoptive Resource Center of Wisconsin. The group, to be located in Section 127 on the stadium's east side, will be wearing powder blue t-shirts, and also will serve as the on-field ambassadors during team introductions and be recognized on the TundraVision during the evening's programming.
For the general public, at 10:30 a.m. all Lambeau Field attractions will open, including the parking lot ($5, with net proceeds to be donated to the Wendy's Wonderful Kids Program), Lambeau Field Atrium, Packers Hall of Fame, Frozen and Time, Packers Pro Shop, Packers Pro Shop Extra Points, and Curly's Pub. The Atrium and its businesses will close at 3:30 p.m. to prepare for 'Family Night.'Stadium Tours will not be offered due to preparations for the event.
'Family Night' operations get underway at 4:30 p.m. with the re-opening the Atrium, its restaurants and businesses. In-stadium entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. with the stadium gates opening and the showing of the team's highlights film. At 6 p.m., on-field entertainment begins with Pop Warner football teams, to be followed by a giant board game, a dance performance by Green Bay Elite Cheerleaders and the Packers Tundra Line.
The Packers will take the field at 6:30 p.m. and run through various practice drills before returning to the locker room at 7:15 for a brief pre-scrimmage break. At 7:15 p.m., when the team returns to the locker room, the Oneida Nation Dancers will perform and be joined by a special, "Las Vegas-style" parachute team in a special drop into Lambeau Field from the air.
The scrimmage will "kick off" at approximately 7:45 p.m. After the scrimmage, the popular Chili's "Jerseys Off Our Backs" promotion will be featured, with approximately 20 jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the scrimmage – to be given away in a random drawing.
More information and a complete rundown of the day's activities can be found online at www.packerstrainingcamp.com/family_night.
For fans not attending the event, it will be televised in Green Bay on WLUK-TV FOX 11, as well as on WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS-TV in Wausau and WLAX-TV in La Crosse. Hosted by Drew Smith and other members of the Fox 11 sports and news staffs, the live broadcast will start at 6:30 p.m.