On Tuesday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers announced the details of the team's "Tailgate Tour," which features current and former Packers players and executives traveling to destinations around the state of Wisconsin this summer. This event is taking place for the 11th straight year, and will take place significantly later than last year's tour.
In 2016, the tour will take place from June 17 through June 21, and will make stops all across central and southern Wisconsin. The towns of Ripon, Fort Atkinson, Dodgeville, Black River Falls, and Shawano will all see the Packers' bus roll into town and set up shop. This year's destination cities are on the smaller side compared to some of them from recent years, while the players and legends involved are all new to the event (at least going back to 2012, the first year that the names were announced in advance).
Representing the current team is Jared Abbrederis (a former Badger and native of Wautoma) and linebackers Sam Barrington and Jayrone Elliott, while the mid-1990s Packers teams are well-represented by LeRoy Butler, Robert Brooks, and Sean Jones.
Traditionally, the event had been held in April or May, but this year's event will instead begin shortly after the team's offseason program concludes with mandatory minicamp in June.
Check out the full press release here at Packers.com for details.