Brett Favre returns to Green Bay area to receive award

DE PERE, Wis. - Love him or hate him, it cannot be denied that Brett Favre defined the Green Bay Packers for more than a decade. On Wednesday, "the gunslinger" is returning to the Green Bay area to add to his trophy case.

Brett Favre will receive the Distinguished Service Award during the Lee Remmel Sports Awards Banquet hosted by the Rotary Club of De Pere.

"The Distinguished Service Award recipient is that special person who has achieved much as an athlete, coach or administrator, and in many cases all of the above, and yet has given so much to the sport, community, state or nation throughout that individual’s career and beyond," according to the Rotary Club of De Pere's website.

The awards began in 1998 with the support of then Green Bay Packers Director of Public Relations, Lee Remmel, the Rotary Club of De Pere said.

In addition to the Distinguished Service Award, four others will be honored during the annual event. Those awards go to athletes or coaches from Wisconsin who have made outstanding contributions to their sport and to their communities.

The awards include Professional Achievement, Superior Achievement, Collegiate Achievement and Prep Achievement.

The four others honored will be: retired professional baseball player Jason Berken, former UW-Green Bay and Bay Port Athletic Director Otis Chambers, Bowling Green and former Green Bay Notre Dame hockey goalie Chris Nell and Ashwaubenon Track and Field star Tannor Wagner.

The banquet will be held at the Swan Club in De Pere. It is sold out.

Funds raised at the banquet go to scholarships for area collegiate and high school athletes.

 

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