Former Packers and fans celebrate Superbowl 31 victory at Green and Gold Reunion
UNION GROVE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Fans got the chance to rub elbows with some of the greatest Packers to ever hit the gridiron.
It's been 20 years since the Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 31 and some of the key players that helped make it happen celebrated at the Green and Gold reunion at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove
"We all came together in 1992. It all calumniated into a championship in 1996. It was a great feeling to win a championship. And it's nothing I’ve done since to equate to what I did in 1996," said former Packer George Koonce.
Former strong safety Leroy Butler helped organize the event and wanted to remind fans that they're the reason for the team's success.
"I don't want people to forget about the Super Bowl 31 team. When that team came about, it was 30 years of not winning around the Packers. This team really started to put the Packers back on the map," said Butler.
Fans like Brenda Cullen remembers that day like it was yesterday.
"Fantastic. Our whole house had a party there and the whole house was jumping," said Cullen.
Families got a chance to take pictures, chat with the players and get some autographs.
Nine-year-old Aubrie McMahan wasn't even born when the Packers scored that victory, but she was still excited to see the champs.
"My dad's a big fan so it was cool for him, and cool for all of us," said McMahan.
“Back in the 90s it was the Dallas cowboys, San Francisco and the Green Bay Packers. This brings back all those memories," said Butler.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Salvation Army to help Hurricane Harvey victims and Leroy Butler's anti-bullying program.