The Green Bay Packers have been working on plans to honor the late Bart Starr since the legendary quarterback passed away a few weeks ago, and on Friday afternoon, the team announced the finalized plans.
Starr, the legendary former quarterback and head coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer, will be in the hearts and minds of the Packers and their fans throughout the 2019 season. However, he will also be represented visually on the Packers’ helmets, as the team announced plans to wear a number 15 decal throughout the upcoming campaign.
Events are also in place for fans of the team and members of the community who want to honor Starr as well, as the Packers have scheduled celebrations of Starr’s life centered around the weekend of the team’s first home game of 2019. That game will take place in week two against the Minnesota Vikings, as the two NFC North rivals meet on September 15th. The team has announced plans for a halftime ceremony during the game, as well as a public celebration the day before to be held at Rawhide, the location of Starr’s charity for at-risk youth.
Finally, the team is recognizing Starr’s work in the community financially, announcing a $250,000 donation to the Bart and Cherry Starr foundation. That group supports numerous charities close to the Starr family.
Starr’s presence among the Packers family and in the greater Wisconsin community will be deeply missed, but these actions will help to ensure and demonstrate that he will never be forgotten.