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Packers song keeps rocking on, helping charities

Jan. 9, 2013
 



Leave it to Randy Stary, a investment consultant by trade, to write a Green Bay Packers song that continues to pay dividends.

The initial version of "Rock to the Big Game" was released six years ago as the Packers drove toward the playoffs in their last season with Brett Favre at quarterback.

"I don't know that I was looking specifically to write a song, much less a Packers song," Stary said at the time. "I was practicing for church services ... started to fool around and what I had sounded kind of neat, so I thought, 'Maybe I should put lyrics to this.'

"Given the success of the Packers, I just thought it'd be fun to encapsulate some moments that happened (that) season into song."

As this year's Packers made their playoff run behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Stary updated the rockabilly-tinged song's lyrics and video, calling them "Rock to the Big Game 2011."

The song is offered as a free download at Stary's website, which suggests donations to Cerebral Palsy in return.

Since its release in 2007, "Rock to the Big Game" has raised more than $7,000 for Catholic Charities and Cerebral Palsy.

The videos for the original version of the song and a Super Bowl XLV version also are at Stary's website.

Stary is just an occasional musician. His full-time gig is with Robert W. Baird & Co. in Green Bay.

jash@greenbaypressgazette.com or follow him on Twitter @JeffAshPG

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