Lambeau Field is ready for Sunday’s Packers-Buccaneers game, which will feature the Packers’ annual Toys for Tots collection prior to the game.
The Toys for Tots collection offers 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 Toys for Tots donations prior to gate openings, and will continue collecting donations through kickoff.
Sunday’s game will also feature the “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative, in which players throughout the NFL will highlight causes and charities that are important to them through custom-designed cleats. Several Packers players are participating in the initiative, and stories about their causes and their cleats will be showcased on packers.com.
Two featured alumni are scheduled to make appearances Sunday; Nick Barnett and Robert Ferguson will be taking part in fan activities at the Johnsonville Tailgate Village and Legends Club, respectively, leading up to kickoff.
Prior to the national anthem, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions will be recognizing Josh and Alicia Withers and their family through Operation Fan Mail on the field.
The national anthem will be performed by violin soloist Greg Harrington.
The pregame festivities will also honor Magdelyn Dreifuerst from Racine, Wis., as the “Shopko Kick-Off Kid.” The 12-year-old started a giving tree for kids in need at Bethany Apartments, which provides women and children who have suffered domestic abuse with housing and support. Learn more about Shopko's Kids Making a Difference at shopko.com/kickoffkid.
During halftime, the High School Quarterback Challenge, presented by HPE and Camera Corner, will feature players from state champions Kimberly and Waunakee High Schools in an on-field competition.
Additionally, dancers from Barb’s Centre for Dance will be performing on the field at the half. Fans on Sunday can enjoy the Johnsonville Tailgate Village, the permanent tailgating and event space in Lambeau Field’s east side parking lot. The JTV, along with the parking lots, will open at 8 a.m. for ticketed and non-ticketed guests alike and will feature live music, food, beverages and a festive tailgating atmosphere.
The Lambeau Field Atrium, including 1919 Kitchen & Tap, Packers Hall of Fame and Packers Pro Shop, will be open to ticketed guests only beginning at 8 a.m., and stadium gates will open at 10 a.m.
Visit http://www.packers.com/gameday/ for more information.