Packers FAN Hall of Fame nominees announced
GREEN BAY – Ten finalists have been named in the search for the 23rd member of the Packers FAN Hall of Fame.
The first professional football team to have a hall of fame, the Green Bay Packers enhanced that distinction in 1998 by establishing a Packers FAN Hall of Fame.
It was founded to annually honor a devout and longtime Packers fan.
Packers fans were asked to nominate themselves or a friend for the honor with an essay of 500 words or less, accompanied by a photo, explaining why he or she should be recognized.
From those nominations, 10 finalists were selected by the Packers FAN Hall of Fame selection committee.
This year’s 10 finalists are:
- Jane Rietmann – Merrimac
- Fred Ihlenfeldt Sr. – Kewaunee
- Jeff Padon – Severn, Maryland
- Ken Trinkner – De Pere
- Leo DeGroot – West Bend
- Patrick Suplicki – Stevens Point
- Bob Parker – Green Bay
- Gene C. Lasch – Shawano
- George Oudhuis – Rolling Prairie, Indiana
- Jeanne Beardsley – Ellsworth
Fans can read the finalists’ profiles and vote online at packers.com/fhof or by CLICKING HERE.
The winner will be selected by three different groups of people: Packers fans, previous Packers FAN Hall of Fame honorees and the Packers’ committee.
The voting deadline is midnight Jan. 31.
Voters will be entered into a random drawing to win Packers merchandise.
The honoree’s selection will be announced in late winter 2021.
The winner will receive four club seats to a 2021 Packers home game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate, a road trip for two to a 2021 Packers away game (including game tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations) and a one-year subscription to Packer Plus.
The honoree will also have his or her name added to the list of Packers FAN Hall of Fame honorees recognized in the Packers Hall of Fame.