Packers wrap preseason football at Lambeau

Posted at 10:29 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 23:29:20-04

As the fans enjoy the final preseason game of the year, the Packers do it by helping others.

The sights and sounds of Packers tailgates means flying footballs and usually some good natured ribbing.

"Well my brother is a Ram's fan," said Sawyer Princl, 10.

"Yeah I'm a Ram's fan," said Jordan Princl, 9, who is not going to tell his classmate that when he goes back to school.

While families enjoy the game, a group of men are at Lambeau to help children in need.

"This is the annual Shrine football game," said shiner Eugene Reece.

According to the Packers, for 65 years they have turned one preseason game into an event to help raise money for the Shriner Hospitals that includes giving care to children who are burn victims and have spinal injuries.

"We provide care no matter if a family can pay or not," Reece said. "We are having a Packers tailgate party supporting Shriners Hospitals."

And the traditions at Lambeau did not end there.  Fans at had the chance to see some Packers history. The owner of the Corvette given to Bart Starr for the first Super Bowl was brought to the field to put it on display.

"It was just something I felt I had to do, bring the car back to Green Bay. Show the car off," said owner Michael Anderson.

But fans although the appreciate the look back, they are ready for what they know is coming this February.

"I am fully positive we will be in Minnesota for Super Bowl," said tailgater Rodger Wojtak.

Which the Packers will start working on Sept. 10 when they open the regular season at Lambeau against the Seattle Seahawks.