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Packers to host Salute to Service flag football tournament Oct. 13

Tournament between five branches of the armed forces to raise money for morale funds


As part of the organization's Salute to Service efforts, the Green Bay Packers are hosting a flag football tournament featuring five teams, one from each branch of the military, on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the football field at Titletown.

Fans are invited to attend the tournament, which begins at 10 a.m. with matchups between the Marines and Army National Guard teams on the east side of the field, and Coast Guard and Navy teams on the west side of the field, with the Air Force team having a bye in the first round. 

Several members of the Ashwaubenon High School Encore Show Choir will sing the national anthem, and the American Legion Post 11 will present the colors. A flyover will also be performed by Warbird Pilot Paul Walter from Milwaukee, flying a post-WWII North American T28 Trojan.

Round-robin pool play will finish at 1:10 p.m., with the single elimination tournament beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Bleachers will be available for fans, and Titletown's tables and chairs will be available for use. No carry-in furniture or folding chairs are permitted. Fans are reminded to dress for the weather, and are welcome to bring umbrellas.

Hogs for Heroes will be selling long-sleeved Salute to Service shirts throughout the event for $10 apiece, as well as $1 raffle tickets, with the winners receiving autographed Packers items.

A nonprofit dedicated to healing Wisconsin veterans' mental and physical wounds suffered during the course of active duty, Hogs for Heroes aims to share the therapeutic benefits of owning and riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Hogs for Heroes raises funds to gift Harley-Davidson motorcycles to veterans.

Hogs for Heroes will present a motorcycle to a veteran between round robin and tournament play.

The winning team's morale fund will also receive a $2,500 donation, and the runner-up will receive a $1,000 donation from the Packers. The third through fifth place teams will all receive a $500 donation.

The donations are possible through the NFL's 2018 Salute to Service Team Program Grant through the NFL Foundation.

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