Packers Hall of Fame Inc. awards Dr. Patrick McKenzie the Bob Harlan Leadership Award

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. President Tom Konop announced today that Packers team doctor Dr. Patrick McKenzie will receive the Bob Harlan Leadership Award presented by MillerCoors at this year’s Packers Hall of Fame induction banquet. The banquet will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The Bob Harlan Leadership Award honors former Green Bay Packers President/CEO and Packers Hall of Famer Bob Harlan, who has demonstrated outstanding and exceptional leadership throughout his career with the Packers. Candidates for the Bob Harlan Leadership Award must have demonstrated exceptional leadership beyond the call of duty, during or after their career or association with the Packers. Above all, they must have served with Harlan’s hallmark integrity, character, and determination.

McKenzie began his 30-year association with the Packers as team doctor in the early 1990s. An orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy and ligament repair, McKenzie is one of the most respected physicians in the NFL. He has treated countless players over his time with the team, working at games to check players for injuries as soon as they occur and performing surgeries where necessary. Known for his kind and compassionate caring spirit, McKenzie is known among many past and current Packers players for always putting his long-term health first.

In 2011, he received the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award for NFL Doctor of the Year in honor of his work during the 2010 season, when the Packers had the longest injured reserve list in the league. As a humble man, McKenzie did not expect to receive the award. In fact, during the awards ceremony, McKenzie was in the middle of writing a “note to himself” so he would remember to nominate then-Packers head coach Pepper Burruss for the following year’s award. Instead, McKenzie was nominated by now-head coach Bryan Engel and presented with the award by Burruss.

In addition to his work for the Packers, McKenzie practices medicine at Bellin Health and works from Bellin Health’s Titletown Sports Medicine and Orthopedics next to Lambeau Field. A native of Oshkosh, he is also a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh team orthopedic surgeon. He has taught numerous classes in the athletic training program at UW-Oshkosh and continues to mentor students on the program. McKenzie is also a member of the WIAA Medical Advisory Committee.

Limited tickets and tables are available for the banquet, which begins at 4:00 p.m. with a cash bar and begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and program. To inquire about tickets, fans can contact Sam Kluck at [email protected]

the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. is a non-profit organization independent of the Green Bay Packers that maintains the Hall as a historic national athletic facility and educational resource for the community of Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual Induction Banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand their archives. Historical memorabilia donated to the Hall by individuals may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.

Originally established in 1967 as a temporary exhibit in the hall of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Packers Hall of Fame moved to his own facility near Lambeau Field in 1976. In 2003 it was moved to the lower level of the Lambeau Field Atrium and closed for renovations in November 2013. The Packers Hall of Fame reopened in August 2015 and is now located on the first floor of the atrium across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Groups interested in booking tours and those seeking additional information can visit the hall online at packershofandtours.com.

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