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Richard 'Ike' Eisenhauer of Wauwatosa, Wis. named the 10th member of the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame. - Release

For those who think they are the ultimate fan of the Green Bay Packers, the team has created an opportunity for fans to become a permanent part of the Packers Hall of Fame. The Packers, the first professional football team to have its own hall of fame, were part on another first in 1998, when they announced the establishment of the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame.

"I think it is entirely fitting that the Packers take a leading role in honoring their fans for their long-time loyalty and commitment - particularly when you consider that it is the fans who own this football team," Packers President Bob Harlan said in lending his wholehearted support to the program upon its launch. "It is an idea that probably was long overdue."

The Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame was initiated by the Packers and the Packer Hall of Fame, in conjunction with five corporate sponsors. Fans nominate themselves for the honor by submitting an essay of 500 words or less, accompanied by a photo or a two-minute video, explaining why they or another person are the ultimate fan and should be recognized. Finalists are chosen by the FAN Hall of Fame selection committee, comprised of members of the Packer Hall of Fame board and members of the Green Bay Packers' front office.

Ten finalists are chosen and profiled in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the Packers' official internet site - packers.com. Fans are given an opportunity to vote on the 10 finalists whose stories were profiled. Voting ballots are available in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, online through packers.com and at the corporate locations of the program's sponsors.

The nominee who receives the most votes each year is named as the honorary fan and is inducted into the FAN Hall of Fame. In recognition of being selected to the FAN Hall of the Fame, the winner receives four club seats to a Packers home game - at which acknowledgment is given on the Lambeau Field replay board - a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate and a road trip for two to a Green Bay away game, including game tickets, air fare and hotel accommodations.

The honoree also is introduced during the Packer Hall of Fame induction dinner, held each July, and has his or her name displayed in a place of honor in the Packer Hall of Fame.

Packers' FAN Hall of Fame Inductees
2007 - Richard "Ike" Eisenhauer, Wauwatosa, WI
2006 - Rich Barbera, River Vale, NJ
2005 - Kathy Lazzaro, Milwaukee, WI
2004 - Dorothy Hanke, Milwaukee, WI
2003 - Sister Isaac Jogues Rousseau, Milwaukee, WI
2002 - Wanda Boggs, Brookfield, WI
2001 - Paul Mazzoleni, Green Bay, WI
2000 - Ed Jablonski, Wausau, WI
1999 - Louis Gardipee, Black River Falls, WI
1998 - Mel Knoke, Appleton, WI
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