Program recognizes military families on Lambeau Field in pregame
GREEN BAY, Wis.-Aug. 6, 2015
Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families at each Packers home game, will mark its ninth season in 2015, and the seventh year it has been presented by WPS Health Solutions or its affiliates.
The program, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty. The Packers and Arise Health Plan will host a family at each 2015 home game and recognize the members on the field during pregame activities. A total of 74 families have been saluted during the past seven seasons.
“We are honored to recognize military families through Operation Fan Mail for a ninth year,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “These brave men and women and their families make tremendous sacrifices for all of us, and we’re proud to salute them along with our fans at Lambeau Field.”
“Through the Operation Fan Mail program, we witness the remarkable and touching stories of outstanding military personnel and their families who make great sacrifices on behalf of our nation’s freedom,” said Ellen Foley, senior vice president of corporate communications at WPS Health Solutions, the parent company of Arise Health Plan. “For the seventh consecutive year, we are proud to partner with the Green Bay Packers to recognize the military families who will be honored at Lambeau Field during the 2015 season.”
The Packers and Arise Health Plan 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 or can be submitted online.
Families intended for recognition are those that have a member serving on active duty. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling. Purple Heart recipients are also eligible for recognition, even if they cannot return to active service status.
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 courtesy of Arise Health Plan.
About WPS Health Solutions
WPS Health Solutions is a nationally regarded government contractor and Wisconsin’s leading not-for-profit health insurer. The WPS Health Insurance division offers affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health insurance, and short-term health plans, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Government Health Administrators division administers Part A and B Medicare benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS Military and Veterans Health division serves millions more members who are active in the U.S. military, veterans and their families. In 2015, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for the sixth straight year. For more information about WPS, visit www.wpsic.com.