Packers tailgate tour to stop in Rice Lake

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WEAU) -- Several current and former players are scheduled to appear in Rice Lake this spring as part of the ninth annual Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour.

The team announced details of the events this week. The tailgate tour will be at the Barron County Fairgrounds in Rice Lake on April 18. It will benefit the Benjamin's House homeless shelter in Rice Lake. Current players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and former Packers Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton are all expected to be on the tour. Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy is also scheduled to be at the events.

The tour is also scheduled to stop in Escanaba, MI, Ironwood, MI, Superior, and Merrill. It's a series of events where current and former players visit with fans and thank them for their support. A customized motor coach will be at the events. The players and alumni on the tour also make surprise stops as the schedule allows. Tickets go on sale February 28. More tour information is expected soon on the Packers website. You can get there by clicking on the link on the right side of the page.

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