Lambeau Field and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host the free UW-Green Bay Day event at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities and attractions for the day include inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and other offerings for children. Attendees can learn more about UW-Green Bay academics, athletics and performing arts, as well get a chance to meet UW-Green Bay’s men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle, play games with UW-Green Bay athletes and have their photos taken with UW-Green Bay mascot, Phlash the Phoenix.
The event will also feature live music and Lambeau Field concessions, and attendees will have opportunities to win Packers and UW-Green Bay tickets and other prizes. Packers alum Bill Schroeder will also be at the event to sign autographs and take photos with fans.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a toy, game or book to donate to the Green Bay area Toys for Tots program. Donations will be accepted at the Outreach and Adult Access table in the Atrium.
At 2:30 p.m., UW-Green Bay Day participants can join Phoenix basketball fans, cheerleaders and the UW-Green Bay dance team on a spirit walk from the Lambeau Field Atrium to the Resch Center to see the unveiling of the Horizon League Championship banner and watch the Phoenix men’s basketball team take on the University of Illinois-Springfield in its home opener. Attendees will have to buy a ticket to get into the game.
“UW-Green Bay Day offers another tremendous opportunity for campus and community to come together, celebrate the long-standing relationship between the greater Green Bay community and its university, learn more about what UW-Green Bay has to offer, and think of ways that the University can serve the community even better,” said Steve VandenAvond, UW-Green Bay Associate Provost for Outreach and Adult Access.
“We are so pleased to work as a higher education partner of the Green Bay Packers and collaborate with them on this community event, and we couldn’t ask for a better venue than Lambeau Field, home of the most storied franchise in professional sports.”
UW-Green Bay Day participants can conclude their day back on campus, where popular singer and recording artist Ingrid Michaelson will present a premiere concert as part of her Lights Out Tour. Attendees will have to purchase tickets; information is available at www.weidnercenter.com. More information about UW-Green Bay Day and the University’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers is available at www.uwgb.edu/packers.