Friday, September 26, 2008

Do YOU belong in the Packers Hall of Fame?

Well, not THE Packers Hall of Fame. That's for the player greats only, of course. We're talking about the Packers FAN Hall of Fame. The Packers are seeking their 11th fan enshrinee. So if you think you are deserving of the honor, or know someone who is, here's your chance.

According to the Packers news release, "The nomination phase for the 11th honoree, which began Sept. 21, will continue through Thursday, Oct. 16. Fans again are being asked to nominate themselves for the honor - or a relative or friend - in an essay of 500 words or less, telling why they should be recognized. Each nomination should be accompanied by a photo - a copy of the original photo should be submitted in case of damage or loss."

But that's just for starters. There's a selection committee who'll pick the 10 finalists, followed by an online vote of fans to choose the final honoree. To get started, mail nominations to: Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628, or drop them off at the Lambeau Field Atrium (1265 Lombardi Avenue) or at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 W. State Street, Milwaukee, WI, 53201.

What does the winner get? "The honoree's selection will be announced Dec. 12, 2008. He or she will receive four club seats to a Packers home game, at which he or she will be recognized on the Lambeau Field TundraVision video boards; a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate; a road trip for two to a 2008 Packers away game, including game ticket, air fare and hotel accommodation; and a one-year subscription to Packer Plus and Packer Insider. The honoree also will have his or her name permanently displayed in a place of honor in the Packers Hall of Fame."

Pretty good perks, eh?

If you want to find out more, check out the details here. And you can find the official rules and more here.

Good luck, Packer fans! May the best fan win!