Thursday’s game is the annual Midwest Shrine Game. Since its inception in 1950, the game has raised more than $4 million for the Midwest Shrine’s burn centers and hospitals.
Janine Brass, a former patient of the Shrine Hospital and a fan favorite at the Shrine game for many years, will perform the national anthem.
To recognize ‘Play Football Month,’ the Packers have invited four teams from the Appleton Youth Football Association to scrimmage during halftime. In addition, the Packers have donated more than 1,900 tickets to Thursday’s game to youth football teams and Play 60 programs.
‘Play Football Month,’ a national campaign that takes place throughout the NFL preseason, incorporates youth football scrimmages at NFL stadiums and celebrates the values of the game and recognizes the efforts and contributions of youth and high school football players and coaches across the country.