The Green Bay Packers host the Oakland Raiders Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. CT in the home playoff opener at Lambeau Field.
Televised nationally on CBS, Phil Simms and Jim Nantz will have the call with Tracy Wolfson reporting from the sidelines.
And as usual, Larry McCarren and Wayne Larrivee will call the action on the radio dial as part of the 50-station Packers Radio Network, heard in five states around the Midwest.
The first preseason game in Green Bay acts as the Upper Midwest Shrine Game, the 65th annual event, in which a percentage of the gate benefits Shriners' Hospitals for Children. Over the years, the Packers have raised $3.4 million for their burn centers and hospitals for crippled children.
Janine Brass, a former patient at a Shriners' hospital, will sing the national anthem.
The parking lot will open at 3:00 p.m. with gates to the stadium opening at 5:00 p.m.
All fans will receive a magnetic schedule as they enter the stadium, courtesy of Cenex.
The Packers will recognize two groups of soldiers from the Wisconsin Army National Guard before Friday’s game. One group of soldiers will complete their commissioning program next August and the other group will take an oath of extension on the field before the game, formalizing continued service for the next three to six years.
Friday’s game will continue the Packers’ recognition of USA Football Month as the Packers have invited four teams from the All-American Youth Football League in the Milwaukee area to play each other on the field during halftime. The teams will also be on the field during the national anthem. In addition, the Packers have donated more than 3,000 tickets split between the team’s preseason home games to youth football leagues throughout Wisconsin.
Former Packers running back Ahman Green has also been promoting an appearance on Twitter at Brett Favre's Steakhouse before the game:
— Ahman Green (@AhmanGreen30) August 20, 2014
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