Ripon, Shawano on Packers' tailgate tour list

Ryan Wood
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The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday the schedule and participants for their 11th annual tailgate tour, which will be held June 17-21.

Receiver Jared Abbrederis, inside linebacker Sam Barrington and outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott will join Packers alumni LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks and Sean Jones on the tour.

The tour will run through Ripon (Jun 17), Fort Atkinson (June 18), Dodgeville (June 19), Black River Falls (June 20) and Shawano (June 21).

The tailgate parties in Ripon, Black River Falls and Shawano will begin at 6 p.m., with festivities running through 8:30 p.m. The Fort Atkinson event will be held 4 p.m. through 6:30 p.m., and the Dodgeville event will be 1 p.m. through 3:30 p.m. Tailgate parties will feature food, giveaways, and question-and-answer sessions with autographs.

Tailgate party tickets cost $30. General admission tickets will be available for $5 in Ripon, Fort Atkinson, Black River Falls and Shawano. The general admission tickets include access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities.

“The Packers are very excited to embark on the 11th annual Tailgate Tour,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said through a press release. “Thanks to the loyalty of our fans, we are celebrating 11 successful years of this event. We are looking forward to visiting several areas throughout the state of Wisconsin, and we are proud to be supporting great organizations during the tour.”

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