GREEN BAY -- A fun-filled day and evening awaits Packers fans this Saturday, August 8th for ‘Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health.’
Family Night will feature a full practice, with 11-on-11 sessions that will feature live contact.
Evening activities will kick off in the stadium at 5:30 p.m., featuring a family-focused and game-like atmosphere with use of the video boards, gameday music and a fireworks show to conclude the night.
The event will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. Family Night is a part of the Back to Football campaign, presented by Bellin Health.
Other components of the campaign include Packers training camp and Packers preseason games.
Activities will begin at 11 a.m. in the American Family DreamZone, Lambeau Field Atrium and parking lot. The Fan Walkway area, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. along the sidewalk from Oneida Street to the Oneida Nation Gate, will feature activities for fans to enjoy, including the Kemps Mooseum, PGA tour golf skills games and a display of animals from the Wildlife Sanctuary.
In addition, the Copps–Pick ‘N Save Family Night Picnic, will take place from noon to 6 p.m. in Lambeau Field’s east-side parking lot, and will offer activities for younger fans, including balloon sculptors and airbrush tattoos.
The Packers will welcome representatives from the Volunteer Center of Wisconsin as their official community guests. More than 40 representatives of the organization will make up the Packers Ambassador Line as the players take the field, and the group will attend the rest of the evening’s festivities.
Other on-field activities include a flag football game with players from Wisconsin Special Olympics, as well as a performance by the Green Bay Elite Dance Team and an appearance by the All Veteran Parachute Team before the practice begins.
Included in the evening’s activities will be the popular Chili’s “Jerseys Off Our Backs” promotion with Packers jerseys – all of which will have been worn by Packers players in the just-completed practice – to be given away in a random drawing. The evening will conclude with the Copps–Pick ‘N Save Fireworks and Laser Light show, set to a classic rock music theme.
Fans are reminded that all individuals, regardless of age, require a ticket for admittance. In case of inclement weather, no refunds will be issued unless all stadium activities – from 5:30 p.m. until the end of the fireworks show – are cancelled.
The Packers are reminding fans of the NFL’s stadium safety policy. No bags or purses will be allowed inside Lambeau Field unless they are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and are no larger than 12” by 6” by 12”. Stadium cushions are also not allowed as a part of the policy, however, stadium seats and stadium pads that contain no pockets or zippers and are 18” wide or smaller are allowed.
For more information, visit nfl.com/allclear.
Parking lots will open at 11 a.m. for the event and the cost will be $5, with net proceeds to be donated to the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Program. Due to the potentially large number of people attending, parking will be limited. Fans are asked to arrive early. Parking is also available in neighboring areas.
Not planning on heading up to Lambeau Field for the event? You can watch it on FOX6! Our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m.
Oneida Street and I-41/Oneida Street interchange
All construction on I-41 will cease on Saturday for the Packer Family Night, although barrier walls, narrow lanes, short merge distances and orange barrels will be present in various locations.
I-43 and I-43/I-41 interchange
WIS 32/WIS 57/County X intersection
WIS 441/US 10 and Roland Kampo Bridge
Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties.
Fond du Lac County
Freeway Service Team
Two freeway service teams will be working in the I-41 Project limits in Brown County on Saturday, August 8 for the Packer Family Night. Freeway Service Team assists motorists - free of charge - who are involved in minor crashes or are experiencing a breakdown. If necessary, the Freeway Service Team quickly relocates disabled vehicles from the highway’s travel lanes and/or shoulders to safe, pre-designated locations away from traffic.
Services the team provides include:
If you are involved in a crash:
The WisDOT’s Division of State Patrol advises you to immediately call 911 if you are involved in a crash. If there are no injuries and the vehicles can be moved, report the other vehicle plate numbers as you may then be advised to move off the main portion of the roadway to a crash investigation site or to a ramp out of traffic. This will assist first responders in reaching you while helping to clear traffic delays during the critical travel times before and following the scrimmage.
Additionally, if your vehicle becomes disabled in the US 41 work zone between De Pere and Suamico, notify authorities immediately, and WisDOT will send the Freeway Service Team vehicle to your location. Motorists can then contact their motor club or towing preference after WisDOT has relocated your vehicle to a more accessible and safe location.
Travelers should allow extra time and can check online for real-time traffic information, including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at Wisconsin 511 online (www.511wi.gov) or by calling 511 on a phone.