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.
Considered one of the greatest teams of all-time, eight players and coaches from the 1966 Green Bay Packers roster are enshrined in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame. Jerry Kramer, inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993, was the anchor of a dominant Packers offensive line and will share some of his favorite memories from the Championship game at the Hall of Fame event.
Also announced today, fans can win a Hall of Fame SUPER EXPERIENCE: an upgrade to floor seats for the event plus passes to an exclusive pre-event meet and greet with Packers Champions Jerry Kramer and Donald Driver. Fans who purchase tickets to the Hall of Fame induction event between February 1 and February 15 will be entered to win. At the meet and greet, the winner will be able to have their photo taken with Kramer and Driver in front of a Lombardi trophy (replica), plus receive an up close look at Kramer and Driver’s championship rings!
Tickets are on sale now at the Milwaukee Theatre Box Office, the Wisconsin Center Rotunda, select Walmart stores, 1-800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/07004F539410276E.
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, West Bend Insurance, Hupy & Abraham, Goodwill Industries, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
In addition to the 1966 championship team, two Wisconsin high school athletes will also be honored at the event as the Hall of Fame recognizes a male and female High School Athlete of the Year. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Hupy & Abraham High School Athlete of the Year Award, open to current Wisconsin high school seniors who participate in sports and embody the traditions of athletic excellence and sportsmanship that the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame has embraced since 1951. The athlete will be honored on-stage at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Event April 30, 2016, and presented with a $1,000 college scholarship. The winning athlete’s high school athletic departments will also receive a monetary donation and tickets to the event to help celebrate the athlete’s achievement.
To apply, eligible athletes, or parents, coaches and administrators, are encouraged to submit an essay (500 words or less) outlining the student’s athletic achievements and describing how they are carrying on the proud tradition of Wisconsin athletics. To be considered, essays should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1.
No purchase necessary to participate/win a prize. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. The Hall of Fame Super Experience is open to residents of the 50 US & DC who are 13 yrs. or older at time of entry. To receive an entry without purchase, mail a letter with your name and email address, postmarked by 2/13/16 to: Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, 161 S. 1st St., Suite 370, Milwaukee, WI 53204. One request per handwritten envelope. Void where prohibited.