Tickets are still available for the 14th annual Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour set for this week in northern, central and western Wisconsin to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

The tour will make stops in Sparta (April 10), New Richmond (April 11), Chippewa Falls (April 12) and Antigo (April 13), with tailgate parties held in each city to support a local nonprofit organization.

Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy and Packers alumni Nick Barnett, Earl Dotson, Ryan Grant, Bernardo Harris, Aaron Kampman and Scott Wells. Due to the earlier start to this year’s offseason program, current players will be unable to attend the tour.

The tour will take place aboard a customized motor coach emblazoned with the “Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour” logo and the phrase “Touching Down in Your Community.” In addition to the designated locations, tour celebrities will make surprise stops as the schedule allows.

The Antigo tailgate party will welcome the tour celebrities at 1 p.m., and festivities will run until 3:30 p.m. A local nonprofit organization will host each party, which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $40.

A limited amount of general admission tickets are still available for $10 for each location, which include access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

The  Antigo stop on April 13 will be at the Langlade County Fairgrounds and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Langlade County. Tickets are on sale at Pick ’n Save, 406 Highway 64 E, Antigo; and Lakeside Pharmacy, 536 5th Ave.

While it’s still only April, there is a lot of interest in the Green Bay Packers this season with the hiring of new coach Matt LaFleur,  the team’s 15th head coach. The hiring was announced Tuesday by President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy.

LaFleur, 39, will be entering his 11th year coaching in the NFL and his 18th overall in coaching. He brings a wealth of offensive experience, having worked and developed under Mike Shanahan, Gary Kubiak, Kyle Shanahan and Sean McVay. LaFleur served as an offensive coordinator for both of the past two seasons (Tennessee Titans, 2018; Los Angeles Rams, 2017) and a quarterbacks coach for the previous seven years (Atlanta Falcons, 2015-’16; Notre Dame, 2014; Washington Redskins, 2010-’13).

Only time will tell how he does in Green Bay.