Looking at the weather forecast for tonight’s annual Green Bay Packers Family Night, there will be nary a cloud in the sky – and our hope is that there won’t be any black clouds rising from the outcome on the field.
In other words, we’re hoping for the best when it comes to things like injuries.
We had enough bad news yesterday with the reports that rookie Jared Abbrederis tore his ACL. Though it has not yet been confirmed in light of more tests, it’s still not good news for us fans who were anxiously awaiting what the former Badger could do on the field.
But with tonight’s filled Lambeau Field there will be plenty of others to watch tonight – and watch we will.
You will be able to stream Family Night live on your computer or device or watch it on the television. That’s also very good news.
The festivities on the big and small screens is scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m.
Statewide, Family Night will be broadcast by the following television stations: FOX 11 in Green Bay, WITI-TV in Milwaukee, WMSN-TV in Madison, WFXS-TV in Wausau, WLAX-TV in La Crosse and WEUX-TV in Eau Claire.
The event will be streamed online at Fox11Online.com.
For those attending the event in Green Bay, it will be a full day of activities starting at 11 a.m. when the lots open – the cost of parking is a measly $5, with proceeds going to Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program. In addition, there will be a display of animals from the Wildlife Sanctuary and the Appleton Rock School will perform inside the Atrium beginning at noon. Throughout the afternoon, there will be a “picnic” in the east side parking lot – where there will be tons to do for the kids.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., folks will be able to make their way into the stadium for festivities prior to the Packers hitting the field.
These activities will include a flag football game with players from the Northwest Wisconsin Champions League, in addition to a performance by the Green Bay Elite Dance Team and a BMX Bike Show.
The Packers will hit the field at 7 p.m. with their pre-game warm-ups, introductions, a full practice with 11-on-11 sessions that will feature live contact. However, there will not be a full scrimmage as in years past.
Following practice will be the “Jerseys Off Our Backs” giveaway, with player-worn jerseys given away in a random drawing.
The evening will finish with a fireworks display.