GREEN BAY – Jordy Nelson and the Packers’ offense are ready to retake the crown at the Pro Bowl receiver’s annual charity softball game this Sunday at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis.
Although the defense technically won 29-19 last year, it only was after the two sides swapped scores after four innings when the offense got out to a big lead.
This week at practice, Nelson already was handing the defense some playful advice leading up to Sunday’s 1:05 p.m. game.
“We’ve dominated the last couple years,” said Nelson, whose offense previously won 26-11 in 2014. “I gave them all warning that they need to go out and practice.”
This will be the third year that Nelson has led the charity softball game. He took over the event from former Packers receiver Donald Driver, who previously ran it from 2008-13.
There is still some individual grass seating available at $12 per person through the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers’ website. Last year’s event drew 8,024 in attendance.
“We look forward to it,” Nelson said. “It’s a fun time. Fun to be in front of the fans doing things that we don’t normally do. Get some guys out of their element. Everyone has a good time. It’s been a great tradition to have here for quite a few years now.”
When asked on Monday whether he plans to participate in the game, Nelson said he was hopeful. He’s currently rehabbing from the torn ACL he sustained last August in Pittsburgh.
Proceeds will benefit Young Life, an organization for middle, high school and college students that pairs them with adults focused on fun, adventure and friendship.
Below are tentative rosters for Sunday’s game:
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