Packers alum bring joy to kids at American Family Children’s Hospital

Packers visit children's hospital

MADISON, Wis. — Packers alumni and members of Super Bowl XLV’s championship team spent Saturday morning bringing joy to kids at the American Family Children’s Hospital.

The players made the stop as a part of their road trip across Wisconsin to reunite with fans and help kickoff the football season.

“I just love being in Wisconsin,” said Packers hall of Famer Nick Collins. “This family.

The tour is a Covid friendly substitute for the team’s annual tailgate and while there are some changes, the team’s ability to bring the fun wherever they go hasn’t changed.

The former players visited with the children singing happy birthday, passing out gifts and even joined in on some friendly banter with a young Bears fan.

Champion wide receiver James Jordan said spreading joy is what the group’s road trip is all about.

“For them to be going through all the hard times that they’re going through, to walk down here and see us and light up, it just makes you feel good,” he added.

For former Packers safety Collins, the trip is also about showing his appreciation.

“Best fans in the nation,” he said of Wisconsinites. “It don’t matter where we go, we get love, they show their support, as a player that’s all you want.”

The Packers Road Trip is scheduled to finish Sunday afternoon at Lambeau field.