To help kick off football season and reunite fans with some of their favorite Packers alumni, the Packers announced today that several members of the Super Bowl XLV championship team will be taking a "Packers Road Trip" to visit with fans at surprise locations around Wisconsin from July 22-25.
Although the fan-favorite Packers Tailgate Tour event could not take place the last two years due to the pandemic, the Packers Road Trip is intended to create a modified opportunity for Packers alumni to surprise and visit with fans.
Packers alumni James Jones, Nick Collins, Morgan Burnett and Ryan Grant will board a Packers-themed bus and travel to several areas throughout northeastern, southeastern and southwestern Wisconsin. Stops will include numerous surprise visits to hospitals, businesses, camps, event venues and community centers.
While the traditional tailgate parties that ordinarily are hosted during Tailgate Tour to raise money for charity will not take place during the Packers Road Trip, the team will present donations and giveaway items to fans at several stops along the way.
"We've missed traveling for our annual Tailgate Tour and we hope the Road Trip will bring joy to the fans we have a chance to visit," said Cathy Dworak, Packers director of community outreach and player/alumni relations. "We appreciate this opportunity to show our community how much they mean to us and we're looking forward to getting on the road and greeting Packers fans in person for the first time in a long time."
The Packers Road Trip will depart from Lambeau Field on Thursday morning, July 22, and will return on Sunday afternoon, July 25.