This marks the 26th year Freedom Valu Center has partnered with area police departments to distribute Green Bay Packer-Police safety cards.

The 20-piece trading card set of the team's players plus Coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson will be given out four at a time per week beginning Monday, Sept. 22. Along with a photo of the player, the card features the position he plays and where he attended college. The cards also have a safety tip written by students for their peers.

Patrol officers from the Hudson, North Hudson and Baldwin Police Departments will have the cards available for children in their communities. Cards can also be picked up at the police department offices and at the Freedom Valu Centers in Hudson, Baldwin and North Hudson.

HPD Lt. Paul Larson noted that this is the first year since 1992 that Brett Farve is not included in the set. "But it is still the Green Bay Packers and the team is still one of the very few that have a card set as a community program." The card program is run by the Ashwaubenon Police Department in cooperation with the Packers.

The schedule for release of the cards is:

  • Sept. 22: General Manager Ted Thompson, Coach Mike McCarthy, Johnny Jolly DT, Brandon Jackson RB.
  • Sept. 29: Chad Clifton OT, Nick Barnett LB, Ryan Pickett DT, Donald Driver WR.
  • Oct. 6: Al Harris DB, Donald Lee TE, Aaron Kampman DE, Mark Tauscher OT.
  • Oct. 13: Charles Woodson DB, A.J. Hawk LB, Greg Jennings WR, Jason Spitz OG.
  • Oct. 20: Aaron Rogers QB, Ryan Grant RB, Cullen Jenkins DE, Mason Crosby K.