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Packers Tailgate Tour Kicks Off Tuesday


Tickets Available For Parties In Rhinelander, Chippewa Falls, Milwaukee

The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour departs Tuesday, May 11, for a four-day journey across the state with Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, Pro Bowl offensive tackle Chad Clifton, two-time Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins, wide receiver James Jones and fullback John Kuhn.

Tickets for the tour"s evening tailgate parties are still available in Rhinelander (May 11), Chippewa Falls (May 12) and Milwaukee (May 14). The tailgate party in Reedsburg (May 13) is sold out.

The evening tailgate parties in each city run 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, as well as autographs and mingling with Packers representatives. Tailgate party tickets 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):

" Rhinelander: Rhinelander Ice Arena. To benefit Kindness for Kids and Pelican Fire & Rescue. Tickets on sale at Hodag BP, Rhinelander (715/362-3363); Paul"s Pump-n-Pantry, Eagle River (715/479-2999); and PackerLand Plus, Minocqua (715/358-7409).

" Chippewa Falls: Northern Wisconsin State Fair Grounds (NWSF). To benefit Chippewa Falls Youth Baseball Association (CFYB). Tickets on sale at Gordy"s County Market locations in Chippewa Falls " Bay Street (715/726-2500) and County Trunk J (715/726-2505), and Eau Claire " Birch Street (715/836-8246) and East Hamilton Avenue (715/834-3993).

" Reedsburg (SOLD OUT): Nishan Park. To benefit Reedsburg Area Veterans Memorial.

" Milwaukee: Harley-Davidson Museum. To benefit the Hunger Task Force. Tickets on sale through Hunger Task Force office (414/777-0483) and or via phone at 866/468-3401.

Fans interested in "Tailgate Tour" details are encouraged to visit often as information will be updated as the dates near. Fans can track each day"s tour progress 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

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