July 28, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver (80) rushes with the football in front of safety M.D. Jennings (43) during training camp practice at Ray Nitschke Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
The fence directly across Lombardi Avenue in Green Bay is each year dedicated and painted in a special theme for the Green Bay Packers.
This year’s theme, which was selected from those submitted as part of a contest mixes Packers longtime receiver Donald Driver, his participation on “Dancing with the Stars,” and the Packers hope of getting to the Super Bowl.
This year’s theme: ”Donald and the Pack: Back to the Big Dance.”
Cute. Catchy. Very true to everyone’s mindset right now.
It’s certainly a slogan that has legs – In fact, we’re hoping its relevancy is just as important in January and February as it is today.
For a complete look and a video of the painting of the fence, we take you to the WBAY website …
Green Bay -The famous fence across from Lambeau Field has a new look for the new season.The fence now reads, “Donald and the Pack: Back to the Big Dance.”The annual fence painting has become a symbol of the community.”People love to get involved with this and it makes a lot of sense,” said Bruce Kiel, creator of the fence slogan. “Nothing fancy, it’s a good time, just back the Pack.”Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy agrees that the event is a unique way for fans to support their Green and Gold.”It’s a great tradition, to me it kind of signifies and personifies, the unique nature of the Packers organization, and relationship we have with our neighbors and with the community and we’re very supportive of it,” said Murphy.
The slogan was inspired by Donald Driver’s win on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” this past spring.
An award-winning journalist and photographer, Rivard has been editor of two weekly newspapers in northern Wisconsin for the past 23 years. His love of the Green Bay Packers and his drive to reach out to all Packers fans moved him to write columns for select websites in the mid- to late-1990s under the pen name of Apackphan. The opportunity to continue with lombardiave.com has brought him to this page where he has been laboring for the past 2-plus years. Getting back into blogging has allowed Rivard to continue to follow the team with renewed interest.