Pro Football Hall of Famers Forrest Gregg (1956, 1958-70) and Jim Taylor (1958-66) have been added to the ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ lineup, an event that raises money for charities in five cities over five days, from May 10-14.
Once described by Vince Lombardi as “the finest player I ever coached,” Gregg will sign copies of his book, Winning In the Trenches, for all purchasing fans. Gregg played in 187 games and was a seven-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowl honoree during his 14 seasons in Green Bay.
Taylor, one of the greatest running backs in Packers history, will sign copies of his autobiography, The Fire Within, for all purchasing fans. A five-time Pro Bowl honoree, Taylor remains the Packers’ No. 2 all-time leading ground gainer with 8,207 yards to his credit during his nine seasons in Green Bay.
Both Winning In The Trenches and The Fire Within are available for purchase at the Packers Pro Shop and available online at www.packersproshop.com.
The Tour, which is set for May 10-14, will host evening tailgate parties in Marquette, Mich., (May 10), Ashland (May 11), Eau Claire (May 12), Wausau (May 13) and Green Bay (May 14). Evening tailgate parties will begin with Tour celebrities arriving at each location by 6 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m.
Gregg and Taylor are scheduled to autograph copies of their books from 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. From 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Gregg and Taylor will take a short break to participate in the question-and-answer session.
Autographs will be available to $30 ticket holders from Mark Murphy, Josh Sitton, Matt Flynn, Desmond Bishop, Gilbert Brown, Dorsey Levens and Antonio Freeman.
Evening tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticketing information are as follows:
Marquette, Mich.: Superior Dome. To benefit the Bay Cliff Health Camp. General Admission tickets on sale at Bay Cliff’s website at www.baycliff.org; Econo Foods, Marquette (906-266-3500); SuperOne Foods, Marquette (906-228-6777); and Lake Superior Community Partnership, Marquette (906-226-9658).
Ashland: Bay Area Civic Center. To benefit the BRICK Ministries Inc. SOLD OUT
Eau Claire: County Expo Center. To benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwestern Wisconsin. Tickets on sale at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, Eau Claire (715-835-0161).
Wausau: Marathon Park. To benefit The Women’s Community, Inc. Tickets on sale at Chatterbox, Wausau (715-842-3059); City Grill, Wausau (715-848-2900); and The Women’s Community, Wausau (715-842-5663).
Green Bay: Green Bay East High School. To benefit the Green Bay Area Public School District. Tickets on sale at Festival Foods locations, De Pere (920-336-6520); East (920-465-3800); Suamico (920-965-0042) and West (920-496-2966).
Please visit www.packers.com often as further Tailgate Tour details will be updated as the dates near.