A green and gold birthday celebration


A family is reunited by football in Green Bay Sunday morning.  


Getting 22 people to Lambeau Field took over a year of planning, especially since most of them live in other in states. Family members said the work is worth it to celebrate Doris Vandenheuvel's 80th birthday.

Vandenheuvel is a life-long Packers fan, growing up in Appleton before moving away, and when her birthday came up, her family decided now was a good time to get the gang together and make the trip.


Family members came from New York, Phoenix and the Chicago area just to make the day even more special.


"It's terrific, it's terrific. It's changed since I've been here last, but the atmosphere is still here,” Vandenheuvel said.

"We're spread out amongst the United States, so we don't get a lot of time to see each other, so it's really special today,” said her daughter, Ann Hattan.


Family members said they reached out to the Packers to try and get her name on the score board. The Packers don't typically do that, but the team did send her a package full of team memorabilia.

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