Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, will mark its 16th season in 2022, and the 14th 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 2022 home game and recognize the members on the field during pregame activities. A total of 147 families have been saluted during the past 14 seasons.
"We are proud to once again recognize our Operation Fan Mail honorees and their families on the field prior to kickoff this year," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We appreciate the opportunity to salute these remarkable men and women to thank them for their service, sacrifices and bravery."
"WPS Health Solutions is proud to be the long-term partner with the Packers on the Operation Fan Mail program," said Megan Willauer, WPS Director of Events & Strategic Partnerships. "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 14th 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.