Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families at each Packers home game, will mark its sixth season in 2012, and the fourth year it has been presented by 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 2012 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 48 families have been recognized during the past five seasons.
"We're honored to recognize military families through this gameday program at Lambeau Field with WPS Health Insurance," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "The families make many sacrifices on our behalf and this is an opportunity for 70,000-plus fans to salute them."
"We are proud to team with the Green Bay Packers through sponsorship of Operation Fan Mail," said Mike Hamerlik, WPS Health Insurance President/CEO. "We owe so much to active duty military families, and this is one of many ways WPS Health Insurance can honor and say thank you to them."
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 by clicking here.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a spouse, 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 $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card from WPS.