This week brings the formal dedication of Bart Starr Drive in the Village of Ashwaubenon. The free event for the Green Bay Packers legend is being called “A Tribute to #15 on the 15th” at is set to start at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
The outdoor event will include a formal dedication of the street and remarks by Bart and Cherry Starr and other dignitaries.
The bridging of the Bart Starr Drive corridor will be from Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay to Potts Avenue in the Village of Ashwaubenon in the Walk of Legends area.
Seating at the dedication will be very limited, with handicapped given preference.
Parking is available nearby off-street throughout the stadium district, east of Lambeau Field and at area businesses.
For more information, check out the Walk of Legends Facebook page.
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Flashbacks of watching Green Bay Packers riding Donkeys and playing basketball inn the Southwest High gym are filling my head right now. The donkeys are gone but the Packer players are back for a charity basketball game against members of the Green Bay Police force.
You can catch all the action of this fun-filled basketball game Monday, May 20th at Green Bay Southwest High. The school is located on Packerland Drive, of course! Tip off is 7:30 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm.
Tickets are free with a $10 suggested donation to the Green Bay Police Benevolent and Protective Association.
A difference this year is that the Green Bay Packers team will consist of former and not current players. Players will sign autographs during halftime.
Besides the basketball game, there will be lots of fun activities and giveaways provided by local retailers that have been coordinated by the sports marketing program at Southwest High School.
Proceeds from the basketball game go to The Green Bay Police Benevolent and Protective Association. It’s is a fraternal organization made of active and retired sworn law enforcement officers of the Green Bay Police Department. The organization was created to establish off duty activity and camaraderie within the police workforce and to promote charity and good will within the community.
Do you all remember how these family nights started? The practice scrimmage drew such large crowds that they moved it from the practice field into Lambeau. That first year was ridiculously hot out–in the 90′s. Those of us that went melted!
So the Packers moved the scrum to the night and also added giveaways (the jerseys worn by players are given away) and fireworks.
I think that is what makes Packers Family Night so appealing. People who could never afford to take their whole family to a game can go to Family Night. For me, it’s a chance to sit in a different place than where our season tickets are located. Family Night always fall on or within a day or two of my son’s birthday. Easy birthday present!
Tickets go on sale June 24th; cost is $10 + $3 service charge per ticket. Parking is another $5; proceeds benefit the Wendys Wonderful Kids foster kids adoption program.
Can’t make it to the scrimmage? You can watch it live on WLUK-Fox 11.
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