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The 17th annual Steak Fry is set for April 18 at 5 p.m. at the Lambeau Field Atrium.
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Live Auction Items Announced for Phoenix Packers Steak Fry

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: April 13, 2017
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On Tuesday, April 18, the Green Bay Phoenix Athletics Department and the Green Bay Packers will partner again to host the 17th Annual Phoenix Packers Steak Fry presented by Prevea Health at the Lambeau Field Atrium beginning at 5 p.m.

The annual joint venture between Green Bay’s most legendary teams – the Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Phoenix – supports the Phoenix Fund, the principal fund for student-athlete scholarships and program support at UW-Green Bay. Over the past 16 years, the proceeds from this event have yielded over $1.2 million, including a record $230,000 in 2016.

This year’s event will be held on the Lambeau Field Atrium Floor and will include a meet and greet with players and staff from all 16 Phoenix teams plus select Green Bay Packers players and alumni. 

Green Bay Athletics is excited to announce an impressive slate of live auction items including:

1. Packers Suite Dinner with the Gravedigger

•  Enjoy a memorable dinner for eight (8) guests plus Packers great Gilbert Brown

•  Four course meal prepared by the Delaware North culinary team, led by executive Chef Heath Barbato

•  Light hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, beer and wine

•  Hosted in the Delaware North Suite at Lambeau Field on a mutually agreed upon date

Donated by Delaware North and the Green Bay Packers

2.  Chicago Daytrip + adidas Shopping Spree 

Take up to eight (8) friends in a whirlwind trip to the Windy City on a one-day visit to downtown Chicago where you will come home outfitted in adidas from head to toe. The package includes:

•  Car service to and from Chicago

•  $1,000 shopping spree to the adidas Performance Store at Water Tower, including assistance from an adidas personal shopper

•  Lunch at Kroll’s Chicago ($200)

•  $250 worth of Green Bay Phoenix adidas gear    

Donated by: adidas, Lamers Bus Lines and Green Bay Athletics

3. Music City Vibes with the Phoenix

Join the Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball team for a weekend as they travel down south to take on Belmont University in the beautiful musical city of Nashville. The trip includes:

•  Round trip airfare for four (4) departing Friday, Dec. 1 returning Sunday, Dec. 3 out of Green Bay

•  Access to team shoot-around and pre-game locker room speech

•  Pre-game meal with the men’s basketball team and staff

•  Four (4) VIP Tickets to the game behind the Green Bay bench on Sat., Dec. 2

•  Accommodations for two nights in Nashville at the team hotel (two rooms)

Donated by Green Bay Athletics

4.  City of Angels for the ESPY’s

Enjoy two (2) tickets to the 26th annual ESPY Awards ceremony in July 2018 (date to be announced) airing on ESPN live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to honor the best star athletes and memorable moments from the past year. The package includes:

•  Two (2) tickets to the ESPY Awards show in Los Angeles in July 2018

•  Three-night stay in a standard guest room in hotel accommodations such as Sheraton, Luxe, Hyatt, or comparable

•   Round-trip coach class airfare for two (2) from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Los Angeles, CA from any major metropolitan city

Donated by Green Bay Athletics and Winspire

5.  Play60 Youth All-Star Camp Experience

•  Two (2) hour Play60 experience with Green Bay Packers players and staff

•  Up to 50 youth (6th grade and under)

•  Event held at Green Bay Kress Events Center turf gym

•   Pizza party held afterwards 

Donated by the Green Bay Packers and Green Bay Athletics

6.  Vegas Madness with Packers Legends

•  Trip for four (4) to Las Vegas during March Madness including roundtrip flights out of Milwaukee on Southwest Airlines, baggage (2) and hotel accommodations

•  Green Bay Packers alumni LeRoy Butler and Ryan Longwell will join you on the trip

•  One round of golf (for 6 people) with Butler and Longwell

•  Dinner at the hotel property ($500 gift card)

•  Dates: March 14-18, 2018

Donated by The Bar and the Green Bay Packers

7.  Chicago Bound for Cubs

•  Two-night stay in a two bedroom luxury condo overlooking downtown Chicago at Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (Valued at $1,500/night)

•  Four (4) Tickets to a mutually agreed upon Chicago Cubs home game at historic Wrigley Field

•  Package to be used before September 30, 2017

Donated by H.J. Martin & Son and Green Bay Athletics

8.  Back the Pack at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Hotlanta

•  Four (4) tickets to Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons at the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium

•  Round trip airfare for four (4) out of Green Bay

•  Accommodations for two night stay

•  Dinner for four (4) with a Packers alumnus

Donated by the Green Bay Packers and Green Bay Athletics

9.  Backyard BBQ with Men’s Basketball

Enjoy an evening with men’s basketball head coach, Linc Darner, and his coaching staff. Traditional barbeque fair and beverages for 12 guests at the beautiful home of Eric and Kelly Witczak.

Donated by Hagemeister Park and Eric and Kelly Witczak


In addition to the live auction, a limited ticket Final Four Phoenix Fly Away raffle will be held. Only 400 tickets are being sold for $100 each and feature a grand prize trip for four to the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in San Antonio, Texas including game tickets, private plane travel and lodging (2 rooms). Email or call 920.465.2053 if you are interested as they are likely to sell out. The winner will be drawn following the live auction.

There will also be incredible items as part of the raffle and silent auctions. Raffle tickets will be sold one for $20 or three for $50 for a chance to win one of three items including a YETI Cooler stocked with Bud Light, a Braven XXL wireless Bluetooth boom box and a Lodge Kohler package including a stay, dinner and spa. The silent auction will feature a wide selection of items geared toward sports fans including a framed Brett Favre autographed Hall of Fame program, Jordy Nelson autographed framed jersey and an Aaron Rodgers autographed helmet.

The doors will open at 5 p.m. with the traditional steak fry buffet at 6:15 p.m. followed by a program celebrating the success of our nearly 250 student-athletes. Attendees will enjoy highlight videos, a live auction and many Green Bay Phoenix game-day experiences such as the parachute toss, t-shirt giveaways and much more. Attendees are encouraged to wear Phoenix gear to honor our student-athletes and their many accomplishments during the 2016-2017 seasons. The event will feature a traditional steak fry buffet thanks to our food partners Melotte Distributing, Festival Foods, The Bar, Reinhardt Foods, Delaware North and Bonewerks Culinarte. The event will also feature an open bar thanks to The Bar.

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors:

Title Sponsor:

Prevea Health

Hall of Fame Sponsors:

Nichols Paper Products

Green Bay Packers

Fairchild Equipment

The Bar

All-American Sponsors:

Nicolet Bank

Melotte Distributing

MVP Sponsors:

Dental City

K&K Material Handling

Midwest Communications

Thornberry Creek

Schneider National

Dr. Chad Zehms & Dr. Jeremy Metzler

Festival Foods



Corporate Tables:

American Foods Group

A. Farah Investments, LLC.

BayCare Clinic

Bay Tek Games

Belmark, Inc.

BMO Harris

C.H. Robinson

Camera Corner Connecting Point

Davis and Kuelthau

Matt & Carrie Colligan

H.J. Martin & Son

Godfrey & Kahn

Green Bay Blizzard

Jim Growt/Denis Kreft

International Paper

Investors Community Bank

Johnson Bank

John’s Refrigeration

Jonas Supply

LaForce, Inc.

Learfield Sports

Leonard & Finco

M3 Insurance

MCL Industries

Miron Construction

Pioneer Metal Finishing

Pomp’s Tire

Timber Wood Finishing Group

University Advancement

Wisconsin Public Service


TICKETS: Individual tickets are on sale for $100 per person. Reserved corporate tables are available for $1,500. Tickets are also available for purchase online here or via phone at 920.465.2625 or by visiting the Green Bay Athletics offices from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions about the event can be directed to Nelson Pouliot at or by calling 920.465.2053.

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