GREEN BAY, Wis.—Sept. 30, 2018—The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute to twin brothers Trevor and Nicolas Labatzky and their family during Sunday’s Packers-Bills game for Operation Fan Mail.
The Waxahachie, Texas, natives joined the U.S. Army last year after graduating high school in 2017. They were both recently promoted to Private First Class.
Trevor, who is an Abrams tank crewman, will be deployed to Germany in January. Nicolas serves as a signal intel analyst, having completed seven months of intel training following his basic training, and is part of the 704 Military Intelligence Brigade.
Both lifelong Packers fans, Trevor and Nicolas attended the game with their father, Tim Labatzky, and Tim’s girlfriend, Shannon Knight. They currently live in Plano, Texas.
Operation Fan Mail, which debuted in 2007, is designed to honor families with a member who is on active duty, or a member who is a veteran. The family member can be a spouse, mother, father, son, daughter or sibling. The Packers and WPS Health Solutions will host a family at each 2018 home game and recognize them on the field during pregame activities. A total of 112 individuals or families have been recognized through the program thus far.
To choose families, the Packers and WPS Health Solutions are asking interested families, or friends of eligible families, to submit an essay, 500 words or less, on why a particular fan should be saluted next season.
Essays can be sent to:
Operation Fan Mail
P.O. Box 10628
Green Bay, WI 54307-0628
or submitted online at nfl.packers.com/gameday/gameday_promotions/operation_fan_mail/.
In addition to being recognized on-field prior to the game, selected families will receive four tickets to the game.
"WPS is proud to be able to continue serving veterans across the country through these successful programs. Our partnership with TriWest Healthcare Alliance and the performance and hard work of our employees will continue as we expand into these additional regions. We look forward to working side by side with TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Veterans Affairs to make sure our nation’s veterans receive the care they deserve and to continue delivering our already high level of service."Brian Brugger, Executive Vice President of WPS Military and Veterans Health