Jerry Kramer at the Ballpark!
All the info about Jerry Kramer’s visit to the Duck Pond!
Big Top Sports & Entertainment, which owns and operates four teams in the Northwoods League, announced today that Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer will make a statewide tour to their four ballparks from June 25th through June 28th this summer.
Kramer will appear at the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters game on Tuesday, June 25th followed by the Madison Mallards game on Wednesday, June 26th. From there he will make a return to Titletown where he will appear at the Green Bay Booyah game on Thursday, June 27th before rounding out his statewide tour at the Kenosha Kingfish game on Friday, June 28th.
“We’re extremely honored to welcome one of the Packers all-time greats to Madison,” said Madison Mallards General Manager Tyler Isham. “Mr. Kramer is a Wisconsin sports legend and we are excited to introduce Mallards fans to him at the Duck Pond this summer.”
Jerry Kramer’s appearance at each stadium will be twofold. For the first 60 minutes after gates open, 5:35-6:35, Kramer will sign autographs on photos provided by each team for 80 VIP ticket holders. No personal items will be signed during this time. A limited number of these VIP ticket packages are on sale now for $40 and include a reserved terrace ticket to the June 26th Mallards game, photo of Kramer, and guaranteed autograph from the Packers Hall of Famer during the first 60 minute time slot. The VIP ticket package can be purchased online at mallardsbaseball.com or by clicking on the buy tickets link on the Mallards Facebook post.
Kramer will throw out the first pitch prior to the game in each venue. At the conclusion of the first pitch, he will return to the autograph site in each stadium to complete the VIP session and for a public session hosted by Mayfield Sports Marketing. At this time fans may have personal Packers items autographed at the rate of $50 for photos (11×14 or smaller), mini helmets and $60 for jerseys, full size helmets, artwork, and footballs. All autographs include the HOF inscription. Additional inscriptions such as Super Bowl Champs, etc. will be $15 each. Mayfield Sports will also have merchandise available for purchase at each site such as photos, footballs, jerseys, mini/full size helmets and HOF items.
Kramer, who played football at the University of Idaho, was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round (39th overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. He started for the Packers from 1958 to 1968 playing most of his 11-season career under the direction of Hall of Fame Coach Vince Lombardi. Upon entering into the NFL, he was hailed as one of the best blockers in the game and earned his first All-NFL recognition in 1960. Kramer played a total of 130 career games as the Packers right guard and served as the team’s placekicker for several seasons. His leadership and talents helped the franchise capture five NFL championships and victories in Super Bowls I and II. Kramer earned All-NFL honors a total of five times (1960, 1962-63, 1966-67) and was voted to three Pro Bowls. He was also named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s, the NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team in 1969 and the Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2018 at age 82.
The Mallards open the 2019 campaign on May 28 against newcomers to the Northwoods League, the Kokomo Jackrabbits. Single game tickets will go on sale April 27. For all ticket information and pricing, click here. Group and season ticket packages are also on sale now. If interested in bringing a group out or purchasing a ticket package please call the ticket office at 608-246-4277 and a group representative will be available to help.