Lambeau Field artwork tour scheduled; Packers donate to Hurricane Harvey
GREEN BAY – All the new artwork at Lambeau Field will be available to Green Bay Packers fans and art lovers during a special "Gallery Night' hosted by the Packers Hall of Fame.
The collection, which includes more than 500 pieces of art, photos and graphics, can be seen from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 15. The cost is $30. It includes admission to the Packers Hall of Fame and a self-guided tour to see the artwork.
Tickets are available at packers.com.
The artwork, curated by specialty company Sports & The Arts, includes oil and acrylic paintings, textile works, prints, drawings, photographs and more. Many are one-of-a-kind pieces.
The Packers unveiled the new decor in Lambeau Field's premium seating areas in July.
Packers support Houston
The Packers organization donated $100,000 to J.J. Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund to help communities in southeastern Texas that are coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The team will provide instructions for fans to donate to relief efforts on its TundraVision boards during tonight's preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field.
Fans can participate in the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey relief program by texting HARVEY to 90999, which will provide a $10 donation, or donate online at www.redcross.org/donate.
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Watt, a University of Wisconsin graduate and current member of the Houston Texans, has raised more than $10 million. His original goal was to raise $200,000, but the effort went viral on social media and garnered support from celebrities and corporations.
Hundley backs epilepsy fight
Hundley's sister, Paris, suffers from the disease, a neurological disorder which results in unpredictable seizures.
Athletes Vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program that promotes participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels in sport-related activities, raising awareness and money that support research and therapies.
According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder. It affects people of all ages
Larrivee, Marcol in documentary
Former Packers kicker Chester Marcol and play-by-play announcer Wayne Larrivee participated in "Only 16: Tragedy of 2 Billys," a documentary of the deaths of two teens in alcohol-related, high-speed car crashes.
The half-hour show talks about the deaths of Billy Farr of Fond du Lac on March 30, 1975, and Billy Strassburg of Campbellsport, who died June 16, 1976. Farr was the passenger in a car driven by an adult who was intoxicated, and Strassburg died in a single-vehicle crash after a night of partying and drinking.
The show is timed to reach teens and parents during the homecoming season.
Family members and friends of the teens, including Billy Farr's sister, Charlene Rose, appear in the film. Larrivee is host of the documentary and Marcol is an alcohol and drug counselor who appears in the film.
A trailer is available at CharsChoice.com.
Broadcast times are:
» 10 a.m., Sept. 2, WACY-TV
» 11 p.m., Sept. 3, WACY-TV
» 11:30 a.m., Sept. 4, NBC26 TV
Rawhide honors Starr support
Rawhide, the residential facility for boys in Waupaca County, is kicking off its rawhideMVP campaign by honoring Pro Football Hall of Fame member and former Packers quarterback Bart Starr and his wife, Cherry, for the first vehicle donation in 1968 and their long-time support.
Starr raffled off the red Corvette he won as the Super Bowl II MVP to begin Rawhide's vehicle donation practice.
Fans can text rawhideMVP to 51555 to learn about the Starrs' tradition of giving to Rawhide and have a chance to win a Bart Starr-autographed football. Entries will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2017.
Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP Corvette will be parked near the Johnsonville Tailgate Village under the Rawhide tent beforeThursday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. The green Super Bowl I Corvette is owned by Mike Anderson of Thunder Valley Classic Cars.
New Packers book released
"The Legendary Green Bay Packers — How the Legend Was Built" is a new book by David Zimmerman of Franklin. It is his eighth book on the Packers and focuses on elements that shaped the team, including the role that journalists played from the very beginning of the franchise.
"The Packers legend starts with a newspaper journalist who turned out to be a visionary in his own right, George Whitney Calhoun, sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette," Zimmerman said.
"From Calhoun and his earliest print colleagues to the dawn of radio and TV and up to today's insatiable 24-hour internet news cycle, there is no overestimating how valuable ... the media have been in shaping and preserving the Packers legend."
The book is available at www.legendarypackers1919.com.
Zimmerman is a director emeritus of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.