Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame

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The Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame (capitalized by the organization as the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame) was the first hall of fame built to honor fans of a professional football team. It was established by the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1998. Fans may nominate themselves or others for inductions by submitting an essay of 500 words or less, accompanied by a photo or a two-minute video, explaining why they or another person are the ultimate Packers fan and deserve recognition. Ten finalists are chosen by a selection committee composed of members of the Packer Hall of Fame board and members of the Green Bay Packers' front office, and are profiled in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the Packers' website. Fans are then given an opportunity to vote on the 10 finalists whose stories were profiled.

The nominee who receives the most votes each year is named as the honorary fan and is inducted into the FAN Hall of Fame. The fan receives four club seats to a Packers home game (with their name announced on the Lambeau Field replay board), a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate and a road trip for two to a Green Bay away game. The honoree is also introduced during the annual Packer Hall of Fame induction dinner, held each July, and has his or her name displayed on a plaque in the Packer Hall of Fame, in the atrium of Lambeau Field.[1]

Inductees[edit]

The entrance to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Year Name Hometown Notes
1999 Mel Knoke Appleton, Wisconsin [2]
2000 Louis Gardipee Black River Falls, Wisconsin [3]
2001 Ed Jablonski Wausau, Wisconsin [4]
2002 Paul Mazzoleni Green Bay, Wisconsin [5]
2003 Wanda Boggs Brookfield, Wisconsin [6]
2004 Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau Milwaukee, Wisconsin [7]
2005 Dorothy Hanke Milwaukee, Wisconsin [8]
2006 Kathy Lazzaro Milwaukee, Wisconsin [9]
2007 Rich Barbera River Vale, New Jersey [10]
2008 Richard 'Ike' Eisenhauer Wauwatosa, Wisconsin [11]
2009 Allan Hale Green Bay, Wisconsin [12]
2010 Jim Becker Racine, Wisconsin [13]
2011 Tom Little Mount Sterling, Illinois [14]
2012 Rick Steele Greensburg, Pennsylvania [15]
2013 Edward Fritsch Sheboygan, Wisconsin [16]
2014 Vivian Scherf-Laabs Cedarburg, Wisconsin [17]
2015 Steve Schumer Gillette, New Jersey [18]
2016 Patricia Nevala Menomonie, Wisconsin [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Packers.com FAN Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Appleton's Mel Knoke Named First Honoree for Packer FAN 'Hall'". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Louis Gardipee, 90, Named Second Honoree for Packer FAN Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Edwin F. Jablonski, 75, Named Third Honoree for Packer FAN Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Paul Mazzoleni Named 4th Honoree for Packer FAN Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Wanda Boggs Named Fifth Honoree For Packer FAN Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau Named Sixth Honoree For Packers FAN Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Dorothy Hanke Named Seventh Honoree For Packers FAN Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Kathy Lazzaro Named Eighth Member Of Packers FAN Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Rich Barbera Named Ninth Member of Packers Fan Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Richard 'Ike' Eisenhauer Named 10th Member Of Packers FAN Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Allan Hale Named 11th Member Of Packers FAN Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Jim Becker Named 12th Member Of Packers Fan Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Tom Little Named 13th Member Of Packers Fan Hall Of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ "14th Member of Packers Fan Hall of Fame named". Packers.com. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Fritsch inducted to Packers Fan Hall of Fame". Fox11Online.com. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Vivian Scherf-Laabs named 16th member of Packers Fan Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved February 26, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Steve Schumer named 17th member of Packers FAN Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Patricia Nevala named 18th member of Packers Fan Hall of Fame". Packers.com. Retrieved February 16, 2016.