Annual Phoenix Packers Steak Fry to be held Apr. 18

On Tuesday, April 18, Green Bay Athletics and the Green Bay Packers will partner again to host the 17th Annual Phoenix Packers Steak Fry presented by Prevea Health at the Lambeau Field Atrium beginning at 5 p.m. This year’s event includes a meet and greet with players and staff from all 16 Phoenix teams plus select Green Bay Packers players and alumni. Attendees will enjoy highlight videos, a live auction and many Green Bay Phoenix game-day experiences. Individual tickets are on sale for $100 per person. Reserved corporate tables are available for $1,500. Tickets are also available for purchase online here, via phone at 920-465-2625 or by visiting the Green Bay Athletics offices from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, e-mail athletics@uwgb.edu.

2016 Phoenxi Packers Steak Fry

Record supporters and funds raised at Phoenix Packers Steak Fry

A new record high of more than 1,000 Green Bay Phoenix and Green Bay Packers supporters attended the 16th annual Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry presented by Prevea at the Lambeau Field Atrium on Tuesday, April 19, helping Green Bay Athletics raise a record $230,000 in support. The grand total of $234,315 was more than a 56 percent increase from the 2015. WBAY’s Chris Roth and Green Bay women’s basketball standout Mehryn Kraker were the emcees of the event, held on the ground floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium. See the album on the Green Bay Phoenix facebook page.

See the facebook album

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.

Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry is April 22 at Lambeau

On Tuesday evening, April 22, Green Bay Athletics and the Green Bay Packers will partner again to host the 14th Annual Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry at the Lambeau Field Atrium. The annual fundraiser supports the Phoenix Fund, the private fund for student-athlete scholarships and program support. Over the past 13 years, the Steak Fry has yielded over $800,000, including a record total of $80,200 in 2013. See details and ticket info.
 

More from the Steak Fry: Fundraising event draws media attention

We told you here yesterday about the 13th annual Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry, held Tuesday (April 23) evening at Lambeau Field. About 500 Green Bay Phoenix and Green Bay Packers supporters attended the event, which raises funds for UW-Green Bay student-athlete scholarships. News media paid particular attention to this year’s Steak Fry due to recent complaints made by the families of two former players. We’ve got more on that below (in case you missed it in last night’s Log), along with a selection of news media stories on the event:
UW-Green Bay News / Green Bay Press-Gazette / WBAY TV / WLUK Fox 11

Chancellor Harden, Packers CEO Murphy speak at Steak Fry

More than 500 Green Bay Phoenix and Green Bay Packers supporters attended the 13th annual Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry at Lambeau Field on Tuesday evening. The event is a fundraiser for UW-Green Bay student-athlete scholarships. University Chancellor Tom Harden opened the program with brief remarks. He expressed his support for the program and referenced success both on and off the court. He also addressed, briefly, recent public and media attention involving complaints made by the families of two former players. Harden indicated community reaction to UW-Green Bay’s actions (appointment of an outside person to investigate the complaints) has been mostly positive, with many expressing appreciation (for the value of an independent, impartial third-party review). He also spoke candidly about receiving a few critical comments including complaints that he and the University have not come out publically in support of the coach. The chancellor repeated the need to respect the process and the rights of the students and employee involved. Also commenting on the issue, albeit only indirectly, was Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, who was previously a D-I athletics director himself at Colgate and Northwestern. “I was an AD for 16 years,” he said, expressing appreciation for the challenges of the position. With social media, parents getting more involved, and other factors, there are new challenges, he said. Murphy mentioned his respect for the University and the tradition of Phoenix Athletics, and also offered the fans in attendance updates on Packers news including progress on the expansion of Lambeau Field seating. He closed by saying, “The Packers are very proud to support a great Athletics program.”

Wardle: Team made strides in 2012-13
UW-Green Bay Men’s Basketball Coach Brian Wardle gave his customary season-end recap at the annual Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry. It was an upbeat recap. Despite a heartbreaking loss at the buzzer to Valparaiso in the Horizon League semifinals, Wardle told fans the team bought into his “compete, defend and rebound” motto and results were positive. He cited team highlights including 18 wins, a tie for third in the Horizon League, a CIT post-season bid, two conference tourney wins for the first time since 1998, ranking No. 1 in the Horizon League in the key categories of rebounding and FG defense, and a number of satisfying wins including the home victory over Big East power Marquette. “Are we where we want to be, yet? No, but we’re getting there,” Wardle said. He also shared an observation on spring workouts that team members “are working hard, putting in the time … and I can’t give our players enough credit for the time and effort that they put in.” He also said seven-foot center Alec Brown will return for his senior season.

Basketball blog includes transcript of Chancellor’s remarks
As always, the annual Phoenix-Packers Steak Fry fundraiser drew a crowd of sports reporters even beyond WBAY-TV personalities Chris Roth and Bill Jartz, who handled the emcee and auctioneer duties, respectively. Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky taped some of the remarks and offers the following unofficial transcript of Chancellor Tom Harden’s candid, unscripted remarks from the podium regarding the ongoing investigation. Read more.