Program Recognizes Military Families On Lambeau Field In Pregame
July 12, 2011
Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families at each Packers home game, will mark its fifth season in 2011, and the third year it has been presented by WPS Health Insurance.
The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to recognize families with a member who is on active duty. The Packers and WPS Health Insurance will host a family at each 2011 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 38 families have been recognized during the past four seasons.
"Operation Fan Mail is one of our most meaningful gameday programs," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "Military families make tremendous sacrifices on behalf of all of us, and with WPS Health Insurance we’re proud to recognize them in Lambeau Field."
"We are proud to team with the Green Bay Packers through sponsorship of Operation Fan Mail. Honoring active duty military families to whom we owe so much is one of many ways WPS Health Insurance can say thank you."— Jim Riordan, President and CEO, WPS Health Insurance
To choose families, the Packers and WPS Health Insurance are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular family should be saluted. Essays can be sent to: Operation Fan Mail, P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, WI, 54307-0628. Essays also can be submitted online at the official Packers Operation Fan Mail website.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a mother, father, son, daughter or sibling.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card from WPS.
About WPS Health Insurance
WPS Health Insurance is a not-for-profit company that has been providing quality health and benefit plan administration for businesses and individuals throughout Wisconsin for over 60 years. In addition, the WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. For more information about WPS Health Insurance, visit www.wpsic.com.