Tail­gate Tour hit­ting the road

Play­ers past and present will take part in events

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This year’s Packers Tail­gate Tour heads north.

The an­nual event that in­cludes team ex­ec­u­tives, play­ers and former play­ers will make stops in Med­ford, Ash­land, Houghton, Mich., Rhinelander, and Iron Moun­tain/Kings­ford, Mich., from April 4-8.

Tail­gate par­ties in each city will raise money for a lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. The cus­tom­ized tour bus also makes unan­nounced stops along the way.

Packers Pres­i­dent and CEO Mark Mur­phy will be ac­com­pa­nied on the 12th an­nual tour by play­ers Brett Hund­ley, Aaron Rip­kowski and Jake Ryan, and former play­ers Robert Fer­gu­son, Ah­man Green and Ryan Long­well.

Tick­ets for sched­uled events are $30 and in­clude food, give­aways, ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sions and au­to­graph ses­sions. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets for each event are $10 and in­clude Q&A ses­sions and tail­gate party ac­tiv­i­ties. Food and drinks are ex­tra. All pro­ceeds go to the host­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased from the spon­sor­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions in each city.

Trip de­tails are:

April 4, Black River In­dus­tries, 650 Jensen Drive, Med­ford. Ben­e­fits Black River In­dus­tries Inc., a pro­gram for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. Tick­ets at Black River In­dus­tries, Med­ford Co­op­er­a­tive and Cenex Con­ve­nience Store.

April 5, Bay Area Civic Cen­ter, 320 4th Ave. West, Ash­land. Ben­e­fits Baynet (Bay Area Youth Network). Tick­ets at Ash­land Cham­ber of Com­merce, Carlson Build­ing Svcs & Sup, River Rock Inn & Bait Shop and Neigh­borly Bar.

April 6, Michi­gan Tech Stu­dent Devel­op­ment Com­plex, 600 Macinnes Drive, Houghton. Ben­e­fits Dial Help Com­mu­nity Sup­port & Out­reach Cen­ter. Tick­ets at Michi­gan Tech Univer­sity Stu­dent Devel­op­ment Com­plex or on­line at tick­ets.mtu.edu.

April 7, Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Ave., Rhinelander. Ben­e­fits NATH Frederick Place, a home­less shel­ter. Tick­ets at Trig’s ser­vice desk and Best Em­broi­deries.

April 8, Ford Air­port, 2300 Wood­ward Ave., Kings­ford, Mich. Ben­e­fits North­woods Air life­line. Tick­ets at Econo Foods and WJNR Ra­dio, both in Iron Moun­tain.

Tour updates will be avail­able at packers.com.



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