Packers will honor Bart Starr throughout 2019 season

The team will wear a No. 15 decal on their helmets during the season

The Green Bay Packers announced their plans to honor legendary quarterback Bart Starr earlier this afternoon.

From the team:

The Green Bay Packers announced today the organization will honor the life and legacy of the late Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr with several celebrations planned for the weekend of the Packers’ home opener and with an impact grant to the Bart and Cherry Starr Foundation.

The weekend, which also will be held in conjunction with Packers Alumni Weekend, will begin with the Green & Gold Gala on Friday, Sept. 13, an annual event that benefits Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin.

This year’s Green & Gold Gala, held in the Lambeau Field Atrium, will include a presentation from Starr’s wife, Cherry, and their son, Bart Starr, Jr., with several Packers alumni also in attendance. Tickets are available for the event and can be purchased at greengoldgala.com.

The following day, Saturday, Sept. 14, the Starr family, along with the Packers and Rawhide, will host a public celebration of Starr at Rawhide in New London, Wisconsin. The event will be free and open to all fans, with additional details to be announced later this summer.

The celebration of Starr’s life will continue with Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, along with the annual Packers Alumni Weekend. A halftime program and ceremony to honor Starr is planned, and dozens of Packers alumni, including some of Starr’s former teammates and players, will be in attendance.

 

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Since'61's picture

June 07, 2019 at 04:13 pm

The grant and the helmet decal are good moves by the Packers. Should be an extra special alumni weekend as well. Need to win that game against the Viqueens for Bart. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since ‘61

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IceBowl's picture

June 07, 2019 at 10:03 pm

Time to beat the viquees and win 15 more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Since'61's picture

June 10, 2019 at 11:05 am

Yes! Thanks, Since ‘61

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arthurl's picture

June 07, 2019 at 04:20 pm

Well done; really like they are sending resources in his honor and the helmet decal throughout the season. Mr Starr was a unique man and fitting to be recognized in this way

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Bert's picture

June 07, 2019 at 05:36 pm

Of course the Packers should honor him. Bart Starr was the face and leader of the Green Bay Packers for our most successful decade in the franchise history. For any kid who grew up a Packer fan in the 60's there aren't enough words to thank Bart, Vince & Co for the thrills and lasting memories. Thanks to all you guys!!

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June 07, 2019 at 06:55 pm

I'm all in for Starr celebrations. Bart and Arnold Palmer were my childhood heroes, both were great athletes but also great gentlemen.

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IceBowl's picture

June 07, 2019 at 08:06 pm

I can only say wow!

All that Bart Starr did for Green Bay!!!! How he took Lombardi's lead and brought all that greatness to Green Bay. Superbowls!!

He deserves his accolades. He was "KING" of his team/league/situation.

His off the field greatness is another thread. (already done)

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LeotisHarris's picture

June 08, 2019 at 09:09 am

A fitting tribute to a great man and his family. Bart would be the first to admit his accomplishments were made possible with the support of many; Cherry at the top of that list.

The event at Rawhide is free and open to the public. How can anyone have a problem with that?

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IceBowl's picture

June 08, 2019 at 09:47 pm

LeotisHarris,

These days, someone can have a problem with anything. Valid or not.

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msnpackfan's picture

June 10, 2019 at 06:45 pm

What does it say about today's society that we cannot even stand and reflect on the accomplishments of a mans life over a span of 85 years. When has it become taboo to honor one who stood as an example of how to live one's life, both professionally and personally. One who accomplished great things but was so humble that he thought it impolite to not acknowledge any one who came across his path. If more people lived their lives, me included, in the same manner this world truly would be a more compassionate and tolerant place to live.

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IceBowl's picture

June 10, 2019 at 08:06 pm

msnpackfan,

I have read only one comment above that suggested no memorial. (more may have been added), but that is a very small, and personal opinion.

So I will say to you, it is not today's society, not today's fans, and maybe a slight few against it for their own personal reasons.

So buck up, feel the love most of us have and come to the game where Bart does get his extra honor and memorial. We all (well most) know Green Bay wants to give it to him. And why, because he deserves it.

If you are a Packer fan (I assume you are), you will never regret it.

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June 11, 2019 at 05:28 pm

IceBowl,
My point was that there should not even be any doubt or question about having some sort of memorial to honor the man in the city that loved, cherished and admired the man for his accomplishments on and off the field of play. Especially knowing how the Starr family felt about the city of Green Bay the the state of Wisconsin.

I have been a Packers fan for almost 60 years and you can bet that I will be there in my normal seat not only for the home opener to honor the man, but for each and every game again this season.

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