Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, will mark its 15th season in 2021, and the 13th year it has been presented by WPS Health Solutions or its affiliates.
The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2021 home game and recognize the members on the video boards during pregame activities. A total of 136 families have been saluted during the past 13 seasons.
"As we look forward to welcoming fans back in person this season, we are especially excited to again honor members of the military and veterans at Lambeau Field," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "The Operation Fan Mail program allows us the opportunity to recognize the bravery, sacrifice and dedication of those who have served, along with their families, and we are proud to continue the program this year."
"WPS Health Solutions is proud to be the long-term partner with the Packers on the Operation Fan Mail program," said Scott Kowalski, WPS Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications. "Through our WPS Military and Veterans Health division, WPS provides benefits administration for millions of active-duty military, veterans, and their families. We also support a variety of veterans' groups in the communities where we do business. For the 13th straight year, Operation Fan Mail is a chance for WPS to join the Packers in expressing appreciation to the men and women of our U.S. military for their commitment to defending freedom and their sacrifices for our nation. We look forward to another exciting season of Packers football as we support our armed forces."
The Packers and WPS Health Solutions 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 or online at packers.com/lambeau-field/operation-fan-mail.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.
In addition to being recognized on the video boards prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game courtesy of WPS Health Solutions and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card.