It’s been an annual occurrence for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to make an appearance at the Kentucky Derby and 2013 appears to be no exception.
Rodgers will be joined by teammates, wide receiver Randall Cobb and tight end D.J. Williams, at Friday night’s Kentucky Derby eve party in Louisville, “Fillies and Stallions” hosted by Maxim, Maker’s 46 and Blackrock Thoroughbreds.
In previous years Rodgers has been in attendance at the posh Barnstable Brown party, but there’s been no connection between the two this year in the form of a press release or other published articles.
“Fillies and Stallion” is one of many celebrity-driven parties held the night before the Derby, and this one will be attended by quite a few from the world of sports.
Rodgers, Cobb and Williams, should they so choose, will have an opportunity to strike up a conversation with public enemy No. 1 in Green Bay (Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate who caught the “Fail Mary” touchdown this past season), a division rival (new Vikings quarterback Matt Cassell) and a former teammate (Seahawks offensive lineman Breno Giacomini).
That’s just the tip of the iceberg of a guest list that includes many other figures from showbusiness and sports other than football.
There are ways of attending the event if you have the means. According to the event’s Facebook page:
NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR
Interested select females may be added to the evening’s Guest List upon request. Written confirmation is required for entry. Simply joining the Facebook event does nothing.
VIP Tables are available.
All inquiries–> FilliesAndStallions@gmail.com
If previous years are any indication, Rodgers will also be in attendance at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby race, but that information has not been made public. Rodgers has typically appeared for an interview on NBC’s coverage of the Derby.
Also on Friday, former Packers great Arnie Herber will be honored as part of the “Hometown Hall of Famers” program with a ceremony held in Green Bay Friday afternoon.
Herber will be recognized with a “Hometown Hall of Famer” plaque at 2:20 p.m. CT on Friday, May 3, at Green Bay West High School, where the plaque will live permanently to serve as an inspiration for the school’s students and athletes. The presentation will be made by Robin Miller, granddaughter of the late Arnie Herber.
“To be part of a program that brings the prestige and tradition of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities like Green Bay is an honor for Allstate, our agents and employees,” said Lisa Cochrane, Allstate’s senior vice president of marketing.
The ceremony will be attended by Green Bay West High School students, faculty, staff, alumni and Herber’s family members. Mark Flaten, principal of Green Bay West High School, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
In addition to the plaque, a commemorative Arnie Herber “Hometown Hall of Famers” road sign will be on display in Green Bay.