The Green Bay Packers announced Amy Nelson as the newest member of their Fan Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Amy was voted the winner out of ten finalists during a contest that ran in January on the Packers’ website.
“Amy has been a tried and true lifelong Packer fan for as long as she recognized the Packers when she was just a wee little baby,” said Amy’s father, Gary. “She is really, really into it. She follows the games, she knows the players. Major, major fan. Number one fan, in fact.”
Amy, who has Down Syndrome, memorizes the Packers’ schedule and the players’ jersey numbers each season. She was nominated for the award by her brother, Andy, who says she is enthusiastic and faithful in her support of the team.
“It is very cool,” Andy said. “We always thought that Jordy Nelson would be the first Nelson into the Packers Hall of Fame, but Amy slipped in ahead of him, and that’s something special that we’re gonna cherish.”
After the announcement, Amy and her family had lunch at the nearby 1919 Kitchen and Tap, where Amy made her predictions for next season.
“This year, the Packers are going to Super Bowl,” she said, “and gonna get the trophy.”
Amy will now have her name permanently displayed in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. She’ll also receive four club seats to a 2019 Packers home game, a road trip package for two to a 2019 Packers away game, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate, and a one-year subscription to Packer Plus.