Program Recognizes Military Families On Lambeau Field In Pregame
Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families at each Packers home game, returns to Lambeau Field in 2009 for its third season, this year in a partnership between the Packers and WPS Health Insurance.
The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to recognize families with a member who is on active duty. The Packers and WPS Health Insurance will host a family at each 2009 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 20 families have been recognized during the past two seasons.
"Operation Fan Mail has been one of our most rewarding gameday programs since 2007. It's been an honor to recognize the families and the sacrifices they make for all of us," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We're very excited to have our partner WPS Health Insurance join us in the program."
"WPS Health Insurance is proud to be a partner with the Green Bay Packers in sponsoring Operation Fan Mail," said Bill Bathke, WPS Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "We owe so much to our active duty military personnel and their families, and this sponsorship is a small token of our appreciation for all they do."
To choose families, the Packers and WPS Health Insurance are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular family should be saluted. Essays can be sent to: Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628. Essays also can be submitted online at www.packers.com.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game and a care package from WPS.