GREEN BAY, Wis. — Get your cheeseheads ready. For the first time ever, fans can learn the history of the Green Bay Packers at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The university announced Wednesday it’s offering an online non-credit certificate program about the 13-time world champion team starting in September. It will cost interested fans $139 and span eight sessions. Since it’s being offered online via Zoom, anyone can sign up.
Brent Hensel, curator of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, will be leading the sessions. It’s his job to preserve and safeguard Packers’ history and help share it with people around the world.
“I am extremely excited to collaborate with UW-Green Bay on this rich and storied course and to share the legendary history of the Green Bay Packers,” Hensel said in a statement.
Sessions with Hensel will go over important events and personalities from the Packers’ history, dating back to the early days of the NFL.
Sessions will include:
- Exploring the evolution and origins of American football, especially in Green Bay
- A look at the early days of the franchise and its struggle for survival
- Delving into co-founder Earl “Curly” Lambeau’s role as a coach for the team
- A virtual walk through the Packers Hall of Fame, with insight into how different exhibits were created
- An overview of the Packers-Bears rivalry and how they became interconnected
- Breaking down the rise of Vince Lombardi, who became the most famous coach in sports
- Revealing the lasting influence of Lombardi on leadership and diversity in the city
Those who finish the program will earn an exclusive UW-Green Bay digital badge with the Packers “G” on it.
Registration for the Packers certificate will include admission to the Packers Hall of Fame. Fans that want to learn more about the program or want to register can visit the website or contact Executive Regional Manager for Continuing Professional Education Teri Zuege-Halvorsen at 920-663-7316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Packers history dates back to 1919. They’re the only team in professional sports to be owned and sustained by their fans.