Jim Taylor and Forrest Gregg … two of the finest players to ever wear the green and gold of the Green Bay Packers, get the opportunity to reclaim at least some of that glory this week when they hit the road with several other players as part of the “Tailgate Tour.”
The five-city tour that kicked off in Marquette, Mich., today, will also make stops in Ashland (May 11), Eau Claire (May 12), Wausau (May 13), and Green Bay (May 14) … Stops where Hall of Famers Taylor and Gregg will sign autographs and join the other members of the tour in a question and answer session.
1996 Super Bowl champions Dorsey Levens, Gilbert Brown, and Antonio Freeman will be joined by this year’s champions Josh Sitton, Matt Flynn, and Desmond Bishop.
Autographs will be available at $30 for ticket holders who attend.
Team president Mark Murphy will also be a part of the elite group whose efforts will help raise funds for various charities.
The following are the particulars you will need to know should you decide to attend (however, note the Ashland gathering is already sold out!):
Ashland: Bay Area Civic Center. To benefit the BRICK Ministries Inc. SOLD OUT
Eau Claire: County Expo Center. To benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Northwestern Wisconsin. Tickets on sale at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, Eau Claire (715-835-0161).
Wausau: Marathon Park. To benefit The Women’s Community, Inc. Tickets on sale at Chatterbox, Wausau (715-842-3059); City Grill, Wausau (715-848-2900); and The Women’s Community, Wausau (715-842-5663).
Green Bay: Green Bay East High School. To benefit the Green Bay Area Public School District. Tickets on sale at Festival Foods locations, De Pere (920-336-6520); East (920-465-3800); Suamico (920-965-0042) and West (920-496-2966).
The Marquette, Mich., gathering was held today at the Superior Dome to benefit the Bay Cliff Health Camp.
So what better way to rub elbows with past and current Super Bowl champions while raising money for community organizations than attending the Tailgate Tour?