Randall Cobb has experienced plenty of cheers during his five seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
His association with Clubhouse Live and its upcoming Festival Foods Pack the Pantry event deserves a standing O.
The Packers’ Pro Bowl wide receiver will be the special guest as part of our Nov. 23 Clubhouse Live charity show, which will be held inside the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in downtown Appleton and benefit Gannett Wisconsin Media’s Stock the Shelves program.
Stock the Shelves is a vital resource for struggling families in the Fox Valley and central and northeast Wisconsin to receive basic food supplies. Over the past five years, the campaign has raised $3.2 million for food pantries within the Gannett Wisconsin Media markets.
Why does Cobb feel the need to back the program?
“Because the community supports us so much,” said the 25-year-old Cobb, a fan favorite and the Packers’ leading receiver this season with 36 catches for 377 yards and four touchdowns. “We have a great fan base here in Green Bay, and they support everything that we do.”
The award-winning Clubhouse Live is Gannett Wisconsin Media’s live weekly football show co-hosted by Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari. It can be seen Mondays at 6:30 p.m. inside the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel's Clubhouse Sports Pub & Grill. It also can be seen live online at clubhouselive.com.
General admission tickets for the Nov. 23 show will cost $50 a person and are required for admission. Proceeds raised through the ticket sale will benefit Stock the Shelves.
Tickets will go on sale Nov. 12 and can be purchased online at postcrescent.com/packthepantry. Members of our new Insiders program will have access to a ticket before they are offered to the public. Information will be emailed to subscribers.
VIP tables of eight can be purchased now for $1,500. In addition to excellent seats, VIPs will have access to an exclusive meet-and-greet session with Cobb that includes a photo with the wide receiver. Tables can be purchased by emailing Sarah Riley at email@example.com.
The Festival Foods Pack the Pantry show also will include a silent auction featuring Packers merchandise and other items. The auction will be coordinated by Feeding America, a food bank that has distributed more than 18.3 million meals a year to 377,000 people in eastern Wisconsin.
We'll award prizes to guests throughout the program.
Doors open at 4 p.m. In-house festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Online viewers can ask Cobb and Bakhtiari questions through an interactive, real-time chat beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter and Appleton native Cory Chisel and band mates will perform live music throughout the event.
Look for additional details on the Clubhouse Live Facebook page at facebook.com/clubhouselive.
Cobb said he appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the Festival Foods Pack the Pantry event and hinted at having a surprise or two planned for his pal Bakhtiari.
But his primary focus is to simply extend a hand.
“Just being able to give back to the community and be a part of it and help out and do my job as a citizen of Green Bay, as a person within this community,” Cobb said. “Just trying to help out as much as I possibly can.”
Brett Christopherson: 920-993-7117, or firstname.lastname@example.org; on Twitter @PCBrettC