Thursday, August 28, 2014

Green Bay Packers Bishop's Charity Game tonight

I will be there, start time 6 PM.  My friend says there's a meet and greet with Bp. Ricken before the game?  Should have grown out the mustache.


  • Thursday night marks another Green Bay preseason tradition: the Bishop’s Charities Game. It was first played in 1961 after Vince Lombardi was approached by the Diocese of Green Bay about playing a charitable contest in Green Bay (the Shrine contest was a fixture in Milwaukee).
  • The series enjoys its 54th contest this year and has raised more than $3.7 million.
  • For more than 30 years, the church handled much of the game’s business-related tasks, including game-program and advertising sales, using a network of volunteers covering 14 counties throughout northeastern Wisconsin. The Packers assumed many of those tasks beginning in 1994. 
  • The Packers are 28-24-1 all-time in the series. The Chiefs will be the Packers’ opponent in the game for the third time in the last four years and for the sixth time overall (1978-79, 1992, 2011-12)

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