The Green Bay Packers will be hitting a milestone in 2018. This season, the Packers will be celebrating 100 years of playing professional football, so the franchise has decided to commemorate that milestone with a special jersey patch that will be worn throughout the league year.
The franchise was founded by Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun on August 11, 1919.
Here’s a full look at how the patch looks on the jerseys:
The Packers will also be hosting a series of events throughout the 2018-19 NFL season that they hope will engage fans further. The events will take place throughout the state of Wisconsin in various cities.
August 2019 will officially mark the Packers’ 100-year anniversary, so the team wanted to celebrate the entire year leading up to that point.
“We have been working on this for five years,” team president Mark Murphy said, via Cheesehead.tv. “So this is something that is really going to be very important to the organization. We want to make sure we get it right.
“Our motto has been, you only turn 100 once.”
Since being founded, the Packers have won 13 league championships, which includes four Super Bowls, and 18 division titles.