Several Packer greats, along with President/CEO Mark Murphy will visit Antigo as part of the team's annual Tailgate Tour, a five-day blitz across the state.
The tour will come to the Langlade County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 13. Doors open at 11 a.m. with the event getting underway at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Langlade County Habitat for Humanity.
Packer President/CEO Mark Murphy and alumnus Nick Barnett
are among those who will visit Antigo as part of the Tailgate Tour on April13.
“The Packers are excited to embark on the 14th annual Tailgate Tour and visit with fans in central, western and northern Wisconsin,” Murphy said. “We're proud to be supporting a variety of excellent nonprofit organizations during the tour and joining our fans in making a positive impact in their communities.”
Joining Murphy will be Packers alumni Nick Barnett, Earl Dotson, Ryan Grant, Bernardo Harris, Aaron Kampman and Scott Wells. Due to the earlier start to this year's offseason program, current players will be unable to attend the tour, Packer officials said.
The tour will include a tailgate party, with tickets priced at $40 each. There will be food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs.
In addition, general admission tickets will be available for $10, which include access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets for tailgate parties will go on sale Friday at 8 a.m. Local outlets include Game On on Edison Street, Pick 'N Save, and Lakeside Market.
Other stops include Marshfield on April 9, Sparta, April 10, New Richmond, April 11, and Chippewa Falls, April 12. Tailgate parties held in each city to support a local nonprofit organization.
The tour will take place aboard a customized motor coach emblazoned with the “Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour” logo and the phrase “Touching Down in Your Community.” In addition to the designated locations, tour celebrities will make surprise stops as the schedule allows.
One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.