‘Packers Road Trip’ brings smiles to fans on Day 1
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The ASPIRO group was dressed head-to-toe in Packers outfit, lining the aisle and waving when the bus pulled up. Nicole Hoffmann, ASPIRO VP of Development, was happy to see the cheerful reactions.
“We told them we were going to have a Packers day but we didn’t tell them why, so this morning they showed up in their Packer clothes,” she said. “When they saw the Packers Road trip bus coming down the road, there was screaming, booing, yelling and a lot of emotion, so it’s probably the best way for them to start their day.
“There are no bigger Packers fans than ASPIRO customers, in every Packers game they plan. They know everything that happened the next day and everyone is watching. So Green Bay is the ASPIRO team! “
The second leg of the trip was not far away: Brookview Meadows in Howard. It was a treat for the alumni and elderly residents of Brookview. The players led the group in a game of bingo and several residents were big winners, receiving Packers hats, socks, pins and pennants as prizes.
Bingo player Ralph recently celebrated his 100th birthday. He’s been a Packers fan since the 1930s and threw a Packers themed party for his milestone day. He said after a difficult last year due to the pandemic, it was wonderful to see family, friends, visitors and, of course, the Green Bay Packers, in person again. Consider this a special, belated birthday present, Ralph!