Seventh Annual City Stadium Run for Veterans is Saturday, September 8, 2018

Recipient is UW-Green Bay’s ‘At Ease: Veteran & Service Member Student Lounge’

Green Bay, Wis. – The annual City Stadium Run for Veterans is a community 5K run/walk to benefit a military veteran cause in the Northeastern Wisconsin area. This year’s event will be held on Sept. 8, 2018 at 8 a.m. at historic City Stadium (home of the Green Bay Packers from 1925-1956). This year’s beneficiary will be UW-Green Bay’s “At Ease: Veteran & Service Member Student Lounge.”

logoThe “At Ease: Veteran & Service Member Student Lounge,” is used by UW-Green Bay students who are serving in active duty, as well as veterans and their family members to assist them with financial aid, school counseling, therapy counseling, tutoring, study groups and social gatherings. Find out more at www.uwgb.edu/veterans. There are three goals associated with the 5k event:

— Showcase Historic City Stadium
— Showcase the beautiful green parks and pedestrian trials along the 5k course
— Showcase local veterans and help veteran groups and organizations with financial support

Since its inception in 2012 the City Stadium Run for Veterans has raised more than $55,000 for various veteran causes.

Online registration is open on the City Stadium Run for Veterans website www.citystadiumrun.org. Registration will close Sept. 4, 2018. However, walk-up registration will be available on, Sept. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Sept. 8 from 6:30-7:45 a.m. in the Green Bay East High School cafeteria, 1415 E. Walnut St.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through award-winning reaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Violin soloist, Wayne Lin

Lin helps celebrate Weidner Center’s Silver Anniversary

Green Bay native Wayne Lin is returning “home” to help the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Weidner Center celebrate 25 years. In 1993, 11-year-old violinist Lin performed at the inaugural Weidner event hosted by Beverly Sills. He returns as one of the stars for the 25th Anniversary Season Concert, Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Lin has since studied at Julliard and Yale, and he frequently served as concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra and Yale Philharmonia. He has appeared as a soloist with the orchestras of Milwaukee, Green Bay and the Fox Valley as well as the Chengdu Symphony in China, the Sudecka Philharmonic in Poland, and the Mirtinu and Hradac Králové Philharmonics in the Czech Republic. Lin is currently the Associate Concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Also returning is performer Brad Little, who made the Green Bay area home while he enchanted patrons at the Weidner Center in 1997 and 1999 as the titular character in The Phantom of the Opera, returns to the Weidner Center in this concert event. Other Broadway and tour credits include: Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and many more. After theatre success, Little began a solo career with many symphony orchestras around the world where he produced and starred in many concerts. His first solo concert was with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Donald Pippin and a return visit the very next year. Having performed in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Little has a very wide global reach and will make an appearance in Green Bay once again for one night only.

Jessica Tyler Wright also returns. She made her Broadway debut in the revival of Sweeny Todd, has performed in War Horse and many other Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. She was also nominated for a Lucille Lortel award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Marjorie Taylor in Classic Stage Company’s production of Allegro. Wright is a proud native of Green Bay and began her theatre career at age 11 when she played Annie at the Theatre on the Bay in Marinette. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, both from Millikin University.

The Weidner Anniversary Orchestra will be conducted by Beverly Taylor, Associate Conductor from Madison Symphony, with Concertmaster Audrey Novak. The Youth Symphony at St. Norbert College will be directed by Mike Ross. The night will be filled with lush orchestral repertoire and Broadway favorites played by old and new friends.

Tickets are also available for a special pre-show Silver Celebration Dinner.