A Packers playground in Hayward

Posted by Aaron Popkey on April 18, 2014 – 1:57 pm

140418-hayward-300While it’s not quite playground-building weather today with the snow cover, the Tailgate Tour members had swings on their minds as they stopped at Shue Pond Park in Hayward, Wis., to announce the donation of new playground equipment.

Hayward Mayor Bill Swintkowski was on hand to introduce the players and say thanks for the equipment, a much-needed addition to the park.

“I remember putting the current equipment in place about 25 years ago,” Swintkowski said. “It’s held up well and served its purpose, but now is a good time for some new equipment.”

The new playground, from Minnesota-Wisconsin Playground Equipment, will be installed this summer. The Packers have teamed up with the company on several other playground builds around Wisconsin.

After the announcement, the Tailgate Tour members enjoyed lunch at Angler’s Bar and Grill on Main Street in Hayward. Winter sports aficionados will know that street as the finishing line for the famous American Birkebeiner Nordic ski race.

“Looks like a challenging race,” Jarrett Bush said of the 50K event. “Maybe when I’m done with football I can learn the technique and give it a try.”

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