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Packers honor life and legacy of Bart Starr

Bart Starr (Courtesy of the Green Bay Packers)
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Published: Jun. 7, 2019 at 3:45 PM CDT
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The Green Bay Packers will be honoring the legacy of Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr Friday, with several celebrations planned for the team’s home opener.

The Packers are planning to wear a No. 15 decal on their helmets to pay tribute to Starr during the 2019 season. Starr passed away at 85 in May.

The team also announced they will be awarding a $250,000 grant to the Bart and Cherry Starr Foundation, which will go towards charities across the country that the Starr family supports.

This year’s Green & Gold Gala at the Lambeau Field Atrium will include a presentation from Starr’s wife, Cherry, and their son, Bart Starr, Jr., with several Packers alumni attending on Sept. 13.

Then the following day, the Starr family, along with the Packers and Rawhide, will host a free celebration of Starr at Rawhide in New London, Wisconsin, which will be open to the public.

“We are thankful for the countless messages of support from friends, fans, and members of the communities Dad so loved in Wisconsin,” said Starr, Jr., according to a press release from the Packers Friday. “We look forward to returning in September to celebrate the special relationship between my Dad and the individuals who inspired him throughout his life."

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