Packers-Vikings Game Notes: Harlan To Receive In-Stadium Tribute Thursday Night


Green Bay Packers Chairman Bob Harlan Thursday night will attend his final regular-season game at Lambeau Field as CEO of the storied franchise, and to honor the occasion, the team will salute him during the contest.

During the game's first commercial timeout, a brief video tribute will be played on the stadium's TundraVision replay boards.

A member of the Packers' front office for 36 years, Harlan became the team's ninth president in 1989 and will retire next May after 18 seasons leading the club.

He drove the revival of the Packers' on-field fortunes during the '90s with the hiring of Ron Wolf to oversee the club's football operations, a move which resulted in a victory in Super Bowl XXXI. A member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Harlan also played a central role in orchestrating the spectacular redevelopment of Lambeau Field.

Former Packers defensive lineman Santana Dotson, a member of the Super Bowl XXXI Championship team, will serve as honorary captain for Thursday's game against the Vikings.

As part of the organization's season-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Super Bowl win, General Manager Ted Thompson has invited members of the 1996 team to serve as honorary captains for each of the Packers' home games.

Prior to Thursday's game, from 5:15 to 6 p.m., Dotson will be visiting with fans on the Associated Bank Club Level, an area accessible to game attendees with private box or club seat tickets, as guest of the 'Alumni Meet and Greet.'

Also at the game Thursday, eight Wisconsin organizations will receive proceeds from the Packers Heart Cap campaign from representatives of the Packers and American Family Insurance. The check presentations will take place prior to the game and will be broadcast on the TundraVision video boards during the contest.

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