GREEN BAY -

The Green Bay Packers began their annual "Tailgate Tour" bus trip to stops around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin Tuesday morning.

The tour will visit Escanaba and Ironwood, Michigan, then head for Wisconsin to Duluth, Rice Lake and Merrill over the next five days.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy, former Packers Lynn Dickey, Paul Coffman and James Lofton and current Packers Jarrett Bush, Mason Crosby and Brad Jones are representing the team on the tour.

Murphy says the Tailgate Tour is special. "I don't think there's another team that does anything quite like this.  So I think it really kind of - to me -  really speaks to the uniqueness of the Packers  and the special relationship that we have with our fans and the community."