Green Bay Packers 2017 Tailgate Tour

The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour is an annual community outreach event that is both a thank you to loyal fans, and an opportunity to raise funds for a local non-profit in each town along the tour. In 2017, one of those towns was Houghton, Michigan, and Dial Help was chosen as the beneficiary for all money raised. The Packers Tailgate Tour visited Houghton on April 6, with almost 500 people attending!

Thank You to Our Community

 From businesses purchasing sponsorships or donating to our silent auction, to individuals buying tickets, to those who volunteered at the event itself, our community helped make the 2017 Packers Tailgate Tour stop in Houghton a success. Together, you helped raise nearly $40,000 in funds for Dial Help to continue offering services to those in need, like our 24/7 Crisis Line, our Safety Net Program, and much more. Our crisis line services alone cost $120,000 annually to maintain, so it’s easy to see why this sort of community support makes a big difference for our agency.

Very Special Thanks To

Michigan Tech’s SDC for hosting the event

Ed Janisse for volunteering his time as MC

Walmart, Festival Foods, and Vollwerth’s for helping provide food for the event

Superior Graphics for providing t-shirts

Houghton Community Broadcasting’s Kris Kyro, Todd VanDyke, and John Carroll; Eagle Radio’s Ed Janisse and Steve Joseff; and 93.5’s Mitch Lake for going above and beyond in publicizing this event with on-air radio interviews and PSAs

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital | UP Health Systems Portage| Tadych’s Econo Foods| Roka Optical | UPHP | UPEA | UPPCO | Vollwerth’s | Copper Country Ford | KBIC Office of Child Support | OHM

Thank You to Our Silent Auction Donors

Special thanks to Fine Line Tire for donating gift certificates for FOUR sets of new tires valued at $2,500!

Computer Mechanix | J. Jukuri Spa | Joe and Sandy Wales | Regis Hair Salon | The Barber Shop | Magnuson Hotel Franklin Square Inn | Magnuson Hotel Copper Crown | Ojibwa Casino | Behennaed | Twice As Nice Re-Purposed Furniture & Decor | Eagle Radio | Kaleva Cafe | Applebee’s | Tina’s Cantalina | Ace Hardware | Hancock Bike Shop | K.C. Bonkers | Quincy Footwear | Joey’s Seafood | Chickadees | Maurice’s | Keweenaw Automotive | Auto Pro Glass and Tire | Portage Lake Golf Course | University Images at MTU | Ore Dock Brewery | Border Grill | Casa Calabria | U.P. Foods | Tommy Gilpin | Shopko | Walgreens | Mary Gaddis | Maggie’s Spa | Cyberia Cafe | Lake Superior Candle Co. | The Tire Shop | Beth Jukuri | By Nature | Anne Dumble | Peterlin Distributing | Copper Country Vet Clinic | Tom Dumble | Amy J’s | Soumi | Paul Olson | Copper World | Loading Zone | Bethanne Cadeau | Family Video | Down Wind Sports | Flower Shop | Superior Graphics | Pepsi of Houghton | Hancock Bottling | Diana Oman | Colleen O’Hare | Keweenaw Family Resource Center Tree House| MTU Catering

Looking for more pics of the event?

Check out the Packer’s official photo gallery HERE.