Fans attending Sunday afternoon’s matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots are reminded to use caution while traveling to Lambeau Field, as the recent snowfall has affected travel conditions.
For more information about how road conditions and the ongoing construction projects on U.S 41 will affect travel, please visit http://www.511wi.gov/.
The Packers’ annual Toys for Tots collection will take place prior to the game, offering fans the opportunity to donate new, unwrapped toys for distribution to needy children in the area through the U.S. Marine Corps. Cash donations will be accepted as well. U.S. Marines will be stationed throughout the parking lots to collect donations prior to gate openings, and continue collecting donations once entrance is permitted at 1:25 p.m.
Prior to Sunday’s game, the Packers will host the team championship of the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at the Don Hutson Center. The participants, 20 boys and 20 girls ages 6 to 15, advanced through local, regional and sectional competitions across Wisconsin to reach the championship contest, and will display their passing talents on Lambeau Field as part of the pregame festivities. The competition’s winners will be introduced at that time.
Also on Sunday, 24 Wisconsin youth from schools that participated in the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program this year will be introduced from the field before the national anthem. Students from schools throughout Wisconsin (South Milwaukee High School in South Milwaukee, River Ridge School in Bloomington, Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Johnston Elementary in Appleton, Howe Elementary in Wisconsin Rapids, and Dousman Elementary in Dousman) were selected by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Fuel Up to Play 60’s sponsor, to attend the game.
The Play 60 group of children will be led onto the field by Play 60 Super Kids and students selected by the Wisconsin Dairy Council. The Super Kids were selected by the NFL through an online essay contest and received two game tickets, a Play 60 jersey and Play 60 sweatpants.
Two featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances throughout the weekend at various locations. Don Beebe and Craig Hentrich will be taking part in fan activities at the Packers Pro Shop, Tundra Tailgate Zone and Legends Club leading up to kickoff.
Singer John Vincent will perform the national anthem. The Pulaski High School marching band will perform at halftime.
In addition, the Packers and WPS Health Insurance will be recognizing U.S. Marine Corps Captain Brandon Mills through Operation Fan Mail on-field prior to the national anthem.
Packers calendars complements of game sponsor Kohl’s will be given out to fans as they enter the stadium.
Also taking place Sunday is the premier gameday tailgate party in the Tundra Tailgate Zone (TTZ) in the Lambeau Field parking lot. The Lambeau Field parking lot will open at 11:25 a.m., along with the Tundra Tailgate Zone. The Lambeau Field Atrium and guest services desk will open at 11 a.m. for ticketed guests only. Gates to the seating areas will open at 1:25 p.m. For a full list of gameday information, please visit packers.com/gameday/gameday-information.html.