Tag: Green Bay Packers


Slideshow: Flag duty at Lambeau

For the second consecutive year, students and alumni of UW-Green Bay who are veterans or active-duty personnel helped serve as flag holders during opening ceremonies for the Packers’ “Salute to Service” military appreciation game.  The volunteers unfurled a football-field-size Star Spangled Banner at the Nov. 15 game at Lambeau Field. Visit the album on Flickr  to enjoy photos from the day.

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– Photos by Dan Moore, photographer, Office of Outreach and Adult Access

NFL moves Packers kickoff on Nov. 22, so Phoenix men move tipoff

The Green Bay men’s basketball team has moved tipoff time for its home game vs. Minnesota-Duluth to a noon start at the Resch Center. The regular-season home opener was originally scheduled for 4 p.m., but the Green Bay Packers showdown vs. the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis has been “flexed” to a late-afternoon start by the NFL and its TV partners. The earlier tip time for the Phoenix will allow fans to catch the basketball game in person, with plenty of time to get home to see the Packers broadcast, if they wish. To see the full (and corrected) men’s schedule.

Admissions unveils ‘Visit Campus, Cheer the Pack’ promotion

To capitalize on, and reinforce awareness of UW-Green Bay’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers — and also just to have a little fun — a new recruitment initiative originating out of the Admissions Office will allow one lucky prospective student the chance to cheer on the Packers in person at Lambeau Field. Admissions is sponsoring a drawing for two tickets to the Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas game on Dec.13. In order to qualify for the drawing, prospective students must have made a campus visit between Oct. 1 and Nov. 20. Know of any prospective students? They really need to visit campus to get the best feel for the University, its outstanding academic offerings, helpful people and wonderful atmosphere — and a chance to earn Packers tickets is just icing on the cake! Check out all campus visit options (and details about the drawing).

Packers appoint first woman to Executive Committee, and it’s Finco

Congratulations to Susan Finco of the UW-Green Bay Foundation Board of Directors and Chancellor’s Council of Trustees. The public relations executive has been nominated to become the first female member of the Green Bay Packers Executive Committee. The move becomes official at the team shareholders meeting on July 28. ESPN.com has more.

TV-2 Sports reports on Darner, Steak Fry

As we reported earlier, Tuesday’s Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry at the Lambeau Field Atrium was a record-breaking affair, with attendance of 955 and $150,000 raised for intercollegiate athletics at UW-Green Bay. NFL hall of famer Dave Robinson, former Packers stars Lynn Dickey and Paul Coffman, team CEO Mark Murphy and current starters Mike Daniels and Cory Linsley were among the VIPs in attendance. Also present was new men’s basketball coach, Linc Darner, who made his first major public appearance in Green. TV-2 talked to Darner, and also to holdover starter Carrington Love, the team’s top returning scorer. “He’s a straight forward guy. Honesty is one of his characteristics,” Love said. “You know he knows his stuff.”

New coach hired just in time for Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry

On Tuesday (April 21) the Green Bay Phoenix Athletics Department and the Green Bay Packers will partner again to host the 15th Annual Phoenix Packers Steak Fry at the Lambeau Field Atrium beginning at 5 p.m. The annual joint venture supports the Phoenix Fund, the principal fund for student-athlete scholarships and program support. Over the past 14 years, the proceeds from this event have yielded nearly $900,000, including more than $81,000 in 2014. Individual tickets are on sale for $100 each. Newly hired basketball coach Linc Darner is expected to make his Steak Fry debut.

Leading and learning: Schleicher scores internship with the Packers

Schleicher at Lambeau Field.Fun, prestige, experience… what more could you ask from an internship? How about a company CEO that knows your name? For Missy Schleicher, it doesn’t get much better than interning for the Green Bay Packers.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Communication major began with the Green Bay Packers in December 2014 as a Brand and Fan Engagement Intern. The fun started almost immediately.

“I was at a pizza party to celebrate a departing employee just after Christmas. Everyone from intern to company CEO was invited,” she explains. “My mom had sent a big bunch of Christmas cookies and I was trying not to eat them, so I brought them to work. Packers President Mark Murphy ate two of them, and said they were two of the best cookies he ever had. Now he waves at me whenever I see him. I met him once and now he knows my name.”

Through her position, Schleicher works with the two Green Bay Packers fan clubs: the Junior Power Pack for kids, and the Packers Partners Club for adults. She answers fan questions, packages items to be sent to fans, and assists in planning events designed for the clubs.

“There is a Junior Power Pack clinic in June and we’re just starting to work on planning that,” she said. “We need to get a T-shirt design in, talk to sponsors about getting money for the T-shirts, send out invites, and talk to players who will come and make appearances. That’s the majority of it.”

Having had no previous internship experience, getting the internship was a pleasant surprise for her.

“I just closed my eyes and threw the resume at them just hoping, crossing my fingers, and never really expecting to get it,” she said. “I thought I would have to start way smaller. I’m just really grateful.”

Intending to pursue a career in sports communication, an internship with the Packers was the perfect first step.

“My passion is sports, and I really fell in love with my major,” she said. “My dream job or end goal would really be to get a job in sports. I knew that experience in an internship would be crucial in progressing my career.”

After several months, the experience has helped her to gain insight into her future.

“I learned that a communication job in sports is unlike any other,” she said. “Your ‘nine to five’ is not ‘nine to five.’ You’re there before anyone else is there and you leave when it’s dark out. You eat breakfast, lunch, and supper there. It’s your life, and I totally fell in love with that. I think it will really help me in progressing in the future and knowing you have to put hard work in to get a good outcome.”

Aside from her internship, Schleicher also serves as the secretary for the UWGB chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, is an intramural supervisor at the Kress Events Center, and writes for the Kress Press, the newsletter for Kress employees. These and her classroom experiences have provided Schleicher with a well-rounded look at the field she’s pursuing after graduation in May 2016.

“Right now I’m in Social Media Strategies with Professor Danielle Bina, and my supervisor is the administrator of Packers Everywhere on Facebook and Twitter,” Schleicher said. “Her tweets match up with her Facebook and she’s tweeting at different times to make sure that her target audience is seeing the tweets. So, it’s cool to learn it both in the internship and in class.”

After interning for the Packers, Schleicher is convinced that sports communication is where she is meant to be.
Story by Katelyn Staaben, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication
Photo submitted.

In the news: Phoenix cheerleader talks of Packers near-miss

UW-Green Bay student Tyler Brinkman of Sturgeon Bay got a big write-up in his hometown paper, the Door County Advocate, with a story sharing his impressions as a Phoenix cheerleader who, along with his teammates, also got to double as a Packers cheerleader. “Getting to go to the Packers (home) games, you can’t beat that,” said the 6-foot-4, 225-pound former high school football player. One anecdote: Brinkman said he was whipping a Packers flag in a figure-eight pattern when he “clipped” the shoulder of Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who was walking to the locker room to get an injury examined. Perceiving an insult had been added to his injury, Marshall briefly gave Brinkman a boxer’s menacing staredown. To read the story.

Remember to wear your colors

Green (and maybe a little gold) should be the order of the day in picking a wardrobe for Friday. While not officially a Phoenix Friday (that’ll come when the second semester arrives), it’s a good chance for those on campus to show their Packers pride in advance of this weekend’s NFC championship game at Seattle, and to again proclaim their UW-Green Bay allegiance as the Phoenix women host archrival UW-Milwaukee at the Kress.