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DUBUQUE, Iowa - The Green Bay Packers are heading to Dubuque Thursday as part of their annual tailgate tour. Members of the team will meet and greet fans at the Grand River Center.
The Green Bay Packers usually sell out stadiums at least 16 times each season. But with just one planned trip to Dubuque they made a big impact for Camp Albrecht Acres.
Camp Director Deb Rahe said, "it was the easiest 19-thousand 500 dollars the camp has ever made. "
Situated in the woods near Sherill, Camp Albrecht Acres serves as a get away for people with disabilities.
"We have a lot of operating expenses out here so we just need that money, " Rahe said.
On a warm spring day Emily Streinz, 18 is thinking about her summers at camp.
Streinz said, "I like games, hikes, fishing and swimming."
She says it's her mission to make sure the other campers feel comfortable. She remembers helping a new campers adjust to being away from home.
Streinz said, "When her counselor was busy with somebody else, I would stay with her and keep her happy, "
Directors say the money The Packers collected will be used to expand the camp so more people can attend. And that's great news for Emily, because she's got new friends to meet this summer.
The 650 V.I.P tickets sold out just two hours after they went on sale.went on sale. $5 general admission tickets are still available at the door. The event starts at 6 p.m.