I don’t think it is any secret that I am from Wisconsin. I also do not think it’s a secret that I am a Green Bay Packer fan! When I was younger growing up in Wisconsin, we would go to watch the Packers play. Only we went to see them when they played at Milwaukee County Stadium. Back in the day, the Packers would split their home games between Green Bay and Milwaukee. I guess to super-serve the “big city”. So, I really had no reason to go to Green Bay to see a game. Then, in 1994, they stopped their games in Milwaukee, and played only in Green Bay. So I have NEVER been to the hallowed grounds of Green Bay. The frozen tundra. Lambeau Field.
The Green Bay Packers football team is the only community-owned sports franchise. They offered stock to sell to the community. They have been doing this for years since their beginnings. Back in 1997, the Packers has another sale of stock. My parents bought me a share. Now, I am an owner. Well, at least partially. No power in anything, but fun to be an owner and have a bit of history. Each year, the Packers hold their annual Meeting of Shareholders in Lambeau Filed. I have gotten these in the mail each year and have marked my votes and mailed them back.
THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT. The stars and planets have aligned! I have been talking about going back to Wisconsin for my 30th High School Reunion. That is happening this weekend. As I am getting ready to lick the envelope to my shareholder vote slip and put it in the mail, I look at the shareholder meeting tickets. It says, July 24th. Wait…could it be? I am going to be IN Wisconsin the day before. Why not take a road trip to Green Bay and go to the shareholder meeting in person! When will this opportunity EVER come up again? I’m in! I’m off to “Title Town USA”! I will be out there by myself. Why not travel and be a part of my own little history? My parents will be with me in spirit. I will be taking pictures, video, you name it! I will be shaking. I can tell already! I will share the experience with you! Wish me luck! Another BUCKET LIST ITEM I can scratch off the list. Go to Lambeau Field! Now I gotta go see a game!