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Photos: 66th Anniversary Induction Event

On April 29th, the historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame officially welcomed three new members as a part of its 66th Anniversary Class: Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson, Wisconsin Badgers Heisman Trophy Winner Ron Dayne and LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer.

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces “4 Kids” Partnership with Special Olympics Wisconsin, MACC Fund and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced the creation of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 4 Kids with three important Wisconsin causes; Special Olympics Wisconsin, the MACC Fund, and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. This charitable partnership will allow attendees of the 66th Anniversary Induction Ceremony on April 29th the opportunity of donating 50% of their ticket cost to one of these three charities. Funds raised will help Special Olympics field games for intellectually disabled athletes, assist the MACC Fund in its fight against childhood cancer and related blood disorder research, and aid in Make-A-Wish in granting the wishes of seriously ill children.

Starting today, 50% of ticket sales will be donated to these amazing charities with anyone purchasing tickets using the corresponding promo codes through Ticketmaster. Using the promo code “SOWI” will benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin, “MACC” will benefit the MACC Fund, and “MAW” will benefit Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. The 66th Anniversary induction will honor Wisconsin Badgers Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer and Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson as they join 137 of the state’s greatest athletic icons such as Vince Lombardi, Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Barry Alvarez, Al McGuire, Bud Selig, Junior Bridgeman, Herb Kohl, Bart Starr, Bob Harlan, Robin Yount, Bonnie Blair and Bob Uecker.

Dayne, Steinhauer and Woodson will be inducted on April 29th, 2017 at the historic UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, the site of the first Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame induction event in 1951. Tickets are available for $21, $33 and $80. Tickets are on sale now at the Milwaukee Theatre Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or online here.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is maintained through the support of community partners Associated Bank, the Official Bank of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Hupy & Abraham, Goodwill Industries, West Bend Insurance, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Bronze plaques located on 4th Street in Milwaukee’s downtown sports and entertainment district, contains bronze plaques commemorating the 137 members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. This iconic, historic Hall of Fame is free and open to the public 365 days a year.

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Donald Driver as Emcee for 66th Anniversary Induction Event

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced that 2016 Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Donald Driver will serve as Emcee of the 66th Anniversary Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on April 29, 2017. Donald Driver is a Super Bowl Champion, and he has played in 205 games over his 14-year career with the Green Bay Packers, second in franchise history. As the Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, Driver is well-known as one of the most beloved athletes to ever play in Wisconsin, and he continues to show his commitment to bettering the lives of families in need through the Donald Driver Foundation and its work with various charities throughout the state. Wisconsin Badgers Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer and Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson will join 137 of the state’s greatest athletic icons such as Vince Lombardi, Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Barry Alvarez, Al McGuire, Bud Selig, Junior Bridgeman, Herb Kohl, Bart Starr, Bob Harlan, Robin Yount, Bonnie Blair and Bob Uecker.

Dayne, Steinhauer and Woodson will be inducted on April 29th, 2017 at the historic UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, the site of the first Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame induction event in 1951. Tickets are available for $21, $33 and $80. Tickets are on sale now at the Milwaukee Theatre Box Office, 1-800-745-3000 or online here.

Ron Dayne is considered one of the greatest football players in Wisconsin Badger history, winning the school’s second Heisman Trophy in 1999 when he led the country in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. As a four-year starter for the Badgers, Dayne finished his college career as the NCAA’s all-time leader in rushing yards and led his teams to back-to-back Rose Bowl victories, earning the honor of Rose Bowl MVP both times. A three-time All-Big Ten selection and a consensus All-American, Dayne had his number retired at Camp Randall Stadium in 2007. He was also selected 11th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and played seven seasons with the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, and Houston Texans. Already a member of both the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, Ron Dayne is more than worthy of taking his rightful place in the historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer is one of the greatest golfers of all-time from the state of Wisconsin. During her career on the LPGA Tour, she won eight tour events, including two major victories at the Women’s British Open in 1998 and 2006. Throughout her career, she posted 78 top ten finishes and served on the LPGA Player Director Board for the 2009-2011 seasons, serving as vice president for the 2009 Tour season. Steinhauer's success began well before her professional career started, as prior to officially joining the LPGA Tour, she had three consecutive wins at the Wisconsin State Junior Championship from 1978-1980. Already a member of the Wisconsin State Golf Association Hall of Fame, Sherri Steinhauer has proven to be a prime example of excellence in Wisconsin athletics.

Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson made the most out of his seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, putting together the best statistical stretch of his career after joining the franchise in 2006. He has scored the most defensive touchdowns in Packers history and is fifth all-time in total interceptions as a Packer. During his tenure in the Green and Gold, he was named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2009, made four Pro Bowls, was named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team and led the league in interceptions twice. Woodson has achieved success at every level of his playing career, and his biggest accomplishment in a Packers uniform came in his role as a captain for the 2010 season that led to a championship-worthy playoff performance and a victory in Super Bowl XLV. Considered by many to be one of the greatest defensive backs of all-time, Charles Woodson’s time with the Green Bay Packers has cemented an amazing chapter in his Hall of Fame-worthy legacy.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is maintained through the support of community partners Associated Bank, the Official Bank of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Hupy & Abraham, Goodwill Industries, West Bend Insurance, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

Bronze plaques located on 4th Street in Milwaukee’s downtown sports and entertainment district, contains bronze plaques commemorating the 137 members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. This iconic, historic Hall of Fame is free and open to the public 365 days a year.

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Offering Fans Exclusive Family Four Pack of Buy Three Get One Free Tickets to April 29 Induction Event

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced the release of a buy three get one free ticket package to the Hall of Fame’s 66th anniversary induction event on April 29. This Family Four Pack is available while supplies last starting now through December 23 for all fans to have the opportunity to celebrate greatness with their friends and family by entering the promo code “FAMILY” at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07005151CD432D5B.

Wisconsin Badgers Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer and Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson will join 137 of the state’s greatest athletic icons, including Bo Ryan, Donald Driver, Vince Lombardi, Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Barry Alvarez, Al McGuire, and Bob Uecker. Additionally, Bud Selig will receive the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts to advance athletics and improve his community in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is maintained through the support of community partners Associated Bank, West Bend Insurance, Goodwill Industries, Hupy & Abraham, Lammi Sports Management and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Bronze plaques located on 4th Street in Milwaukee’s downtown sports and entertainment districtcommemorate the 137 members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. The iconic, historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is free and open to the public 365 days a year.

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces 66th Anniversary Induction Class of Ron Dayne, Sherri Steinhauer and Charles Woodson; Bud Selig to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces 66th Anniversary Induction Class of Ron Dayne, Sherri Steinhauer and Charles Woodson; Bud Selig to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced that Wisconsin Badgers Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, LPGA Legend Sherri Steinhauer and Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion Charles Woodson have been selected for induction into the 66th Anniversary Class of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame on April 29, 2017. 

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Photos: 2016 Induction Event

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Photos: 2016 Induction Event

Donald Driver and Bo Ryan joined 135 of the state’s greatest athletic icons, including Vince Lombardi, Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Barry Alvarez, Al McGuire, Bud Selig, Junior Bridgeman, Bart Starr, Robin Yount, Bonnie Blair and Bob Uecker in one of the country’s most iconic halls of fame. The Class of 2016 was celebrated by thousands at the arena.

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Offering Fans Exclusive Donald Driver Bobblehead, Two for One Tickets to April 30 Induction Event

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Offering Fans Exclusive Donald Driver Bobblehead, Two for One Tickets to April 30 Induction Event

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced the release of a limited edition Donald Driver bobblehead, available only to the first 80 people who purchase a special ticket package to the Hall of Fame’s 65th anniversary induction event on April 30. The bobblehead, which features Driver with his trademark smile, are available while supplies last.

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Associated Bank kicks-off Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony “Fan Zone” ticket sweepstakes

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Associated Bank kicks-off Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony “Fan Zone” ticket sweepstakes

The official bank of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Associated Bank has extended its strong partnership with the organization by unveiling a “Fan Zone” ticket sweepstakes.

The sweepstakes runs through April 20, 2016, giving all sports fans a chance to win tickets to the 2016 Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony featuring Bo Ryan and Donald Driver. The induction ceremony will take place on April 30, 2016 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, starting at 6:00 p.m. 

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame to Honor Herb Kohl with Community Leadership Award at 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Event

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Historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame to Honor Herb Kohl with Community Leadership Award at 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Event

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced that former Milwaukee Bucks owner, retired United States Senator representing Wisconsin and current philanthropist Herb Kohl will receive the Hall of Fame’s Community Leadership Award.  Mr. Kohl’s generous and successful efforts have made a lasting impact on athletics and the community at large throughout Wisconsin. Mr. Kohl, who was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007, will be honored at the Hall of Fame’s 65th Anniversary Induction Event at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on April 30, 2016.

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New Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Emerges

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New Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Emerges

On the day the recently resuscitated and suddenly quite vigorous Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame made its latest news – announcing Feb. 1 that it will celebrate the Green Bay Packers' 1966 championship team at its upcoming induction – the winter afternoon sun, high in Milwaukee's southwestern sky, shone down brilliantly on 4th Street, covering much of the promenade in shade and silhouetting the bronze-plaque visages that commemorate the state's greatest sports heroes.

There's an overly embellished metaphor somewhere in all of that – something about the heretofore-dormant Hall, once active and esteemed, casting a long shadow on its saviors, who are looking to return it to glory, or at least relevance – and if it's embellished enough, it might approach the grandiloquence of sportswriters from half a century ago, and perhaps even Joseph Krueger might have deemed it worthy.

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Former Packers star Kramer still paving way

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Former Packers star Kramer still paving way

Fifty years on and Jerry Kramer is still leading the Pack.

Kramer, who was at the Boise Airport in Idaho on Tuesday preparing to head to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Calif., said he expected to be remembered for a couple of years and then would "drift off into the mist of time. I just assumed as a lineman I wouldn't be remembered all that much."

Instead, he has been a regular representative of the Lombardi-era Green Bay Packers, and will be again when the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame honors the Super Bowl I champions during its 2016 induction ceremony April 30 in Milwaukee. Former Packers receiver Donald Driver and retired University of Wisconsin basketball coach Bo Ryan are this year's inductees.

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Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Legendary Team Award, Plus SUPER EXPERIENCE Added for Fans to Meet Jerry Kramer and Donald Driver

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Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Legendary Team Award, Plus SUPER EXPERIENCE Added for Fans to Meet Jerry Kramer and Donald Driver

The historic Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame today announced it will be honoring the Green Bay Packers’ 1966 championship team at the 2016 Hall of Fame induction event being held April 30 at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer will be in attendance to accept the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Legendary Team Award commemorating the 50th anniversary of this historic team.

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