'Packers Tailgate Tour' Kicks Off Monday, May 11


Tickets Available For Parties In Marshfield, Platteville, Beaver Dam

The 'Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour' departs Monday, May 11, for a four-day journey across the state with Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, safety Nick Collins, wide receiver Jordy Nelson and linebacker Brady Poppinga.

Tickets for the tour's evening tailgate parties are still available in Marshfield (May 11), Platteville (May 13) and Beaver Dam (May 14). Tickets are sold out for Hudson (May 12), but interested fans are encouraged to go to Lakefront Park as other activities will be taking place.

Culminating the day's activities during the 'Tailgate Tour' will be an evening tailgate party in each city from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a flavor of famous Lambeau Field tailgating, hosted by a local non-profit organization. The parties will feature food and mingling with the Packers representatives. Tailgate party tickets will cost $25, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the hosting organization.

'Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour' evening tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows (6 to 8:30 p.m. in each city):

Marshfield: Norwood Industrial Park. To benefit the Personal Development Center. Tickets available at Marshfield Festival Foods, Century 21 Reality and the Personal Development Center. More information: Treva Tisdell (715/384-2971).

Hudson: Lakefront Park. To benefit Hudson Boosters Inc. Tickets are sold out. Fans are encouraged to go to the park for other activities. More information: Jim Londo (715/441-3462).

Platteville: The Barn, next to Instant Shade Nursery. To benefit Wisconsin Badger Camp. Tickets available at Culver's locations in Platteville, Prairie du Chien, Dodgeville, Mount Horeb, Cross Plains, Verona, Dubuque, Iowa and Galena, Ill. More information: Brent Bowers (608/348-9689).

Beaver Dam: Beaver Dam High School. To benefit the Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation. Tickets available at Rechek Food Pride and Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly. More information: Mark Killingsworth (920/887-8766).

Fans interested in 'Tailgate Tour' details are encouraged to visit www.packers.com often as information will be updated as the dates near. Fans can track each day's progress of the tour as well, with a Web blog and photo galleries posted daily. A Web blog and photo galleries of last year's tour are available online at www.packers.com/news/stories/2008/07/08/1/.

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