The Green Bay Packers will announce the ‘Packers Fan Appreciation Giveaway’ contest winner during the Packers-Bears matchup Sunday afternoon. The contest, which was created to thank the many dedicated Packers fans and drew in more than 45,000 entries, gave fans the chance to win a specially detailed Chevy Silverado 1500 Extended Cab pickup truck valued at $35,000.
The chosen winner will receive the grand prize during halftime and will attend the game as a guest of the Packers.
In conjunction with the ‘Packers Fan Appreciation Giveaway’ promotion, fans attending Sunday’s game will also have the chance to win various prizes of their own. Throughout the game, random giveaways will be taking place and will include various music CDs and four $250 Kohl’s gift cards.
Also at halftime, Packer Fan Tours and Fun Jet Vacations will have two fans on the field competing in a memory card game. The winner of the game will receive a trip to Mexico.
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The Packers reminded fans of the new kickoff time for the game, 3:15 p.m. The NFL announced the change Sunday evening.
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The Packers also will recognize last year’s Packers FAN Hall of Fame honoree, Jim Becker of Racine, Wis., at the game.
Nominees for the 2011 Fan Hall of Fame, which were entered from Nov. 7 thru Dec. 6, will be announced Thursday with voting to commence Sunday.
Established in 1998, the Fan Hall of Fame was founded for the purpose of annually honoring a devout and longtime Packers fan.
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ALSO SUNDAY, U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team defender and Green Bay native Jay DeMerit will be in attendance and lead the stadium in singing ‘Roll Out The Barrel’ early in the fourth quarter. DeMerit, who graduated from Bay Port High School, started all four matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and recently signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of MLS.