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Packers announce plans to honor Bart Starr, including helmet decal and public celebration

Green Bay (WXOW) – The Green Bay Packers are formally putting plans into place to remember NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Bart Starr who died last month.

The Packers will wear a 15 decal on their helmets all season.

The team also announced several celebrations the week of the Packers home opener.

The weekend will begin with the Green and Gold Gala on Friday September 13. There, Bart’s widow Cherry and son Bart Jr. will give presentations.

The following day, Starr’s family with join the Packers for a public celebration at Rawhide in New London. That event will be open to fans. Rawhide, a group for troubled youth, was founded in part by Starr.

On Sunday, the Packers will host the Minnesota Vikings. A halftime ceremony will honor Starr.

In addition to all that, the Packers are making a $250,000 donation to the Bart and Cherry Starr Foundation.

“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. “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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