Campus, community invited for UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites campus and community members to attend UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field Saturday, Nov. 15.
This something-for-everyone event takes place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and is free and open to the public. UW-Green Bay is a Higher Education Partner of the Green Bay Packers.
Activities and attractions for the day include inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and many other offerings for children. Attendees can learn more about UW-Green Bay academics, Division I athletics, the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and much more. Members of the public can meet UW-Green Bay’s men’s basketball coach Brian Wardle, have some fun (and friendly competition) with many of the UW-Green Bay athletes, and have their photos taken with UW-Green Bay mascot Phlash.
“UW-Green Bay Day offers another tremendous opportunity for campus and community to come together, celebrate the long-standing relationship between the greater Green Bay community and its University, learn more about what UW-Green Bay has to offer, and think of ways that the University can serve the community even better,” said Steve VandenAvond, UW-Green Bay Associate Provost for Outreach and Adult Access. “We are so pleased to work as a higher education partner of the Green Bay Packers and collaborate with them on this community event, and we couldn’t ask for a better venue than Lambeau Field, home of the most storied franchise in professional sports.”
Other events for the day include a photo and autograph session with Green Bay Packers great Bill Schroeder, as well as live music with local band Sideways Gravity and the UW-Green Bay pep band. Attendees can take advantage of special bargain pricing for Lambeau concessions and stick around to win Phoenix and Packers prizes that include signed footballs, Packers mini-helmets, UW-Green Bay and Packers game tickets and much more. UW-Green Bay day attendees are encouraged to bring a toy, game or book to donate to the Green Bay area Toys for Tots program. Donations will be accepted at the Outreach and Adult Access table in the Atrium.
At 2:30 p.m., UW-Green Bay Day participants can join Phoenix basketball fans, cheerleaders and the UW-Green Bay dance team on a spirit walk from the Lambeau Field Atrium to the Resch Center to see the unveiling of the Horizon League Championship banner and watch the Phoenix men’s basketball team take on the University of Illinois-Springfield in its home opener. Attendees will have to buy a ticket to get into the game.
“We have such a strong relationship with the Green Bay Packers, and UW-Green Bay Day at Lambeau Field will be a great day to highlight that relationship,” said Mary Ellen Gillespie, UW-Green Bay’s director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “The opportunity to collaborate in this way with one of the most recognizable brands in the world is a win-win for our University. After celebrating at Lambeau Field, we hope to see all Phoenix and Packers fans at the Resch Center to cheer on our men’s basketball team as it tips off the season.”
UW-Green Bay Day participants can conclude their day back on campus, where popular singer and recording artist Ingrid Michaelson will present a premiere concert as part of her Lights Out Tour. Attendees will have to purchase tickets; information is available at www.weidnercenter.com.
More information about UW-Green Bay Day and the University’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers is available at www.uwgb.edu/packers. Users of social media are encouraged to use the #uwgbday hashtag.