"A Championship Team: The Packers and St. Norbert College in the Lombardi Years" author Cliff Christl set for book signings Dec. 3-4 and 10

From St. Norbert College, November 29, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Cliff Christl will sign copies of his latest book, "A Championship Team: The Packers and St. Norbert College in the Lombardi Years," at the St. Norbert College Bookstore in Todd Wehr Hall on Friday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., at the Packers Pro Shop from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 and at Bosse's Newsstand in downtown Green Bay from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10.

Told mostly through the words of those who were there, and including over 20 historic photos, the book takes an insightful look at the Green Bay Packers' training camps during the most glorious period in the franchise's storied history. The Packers started holding training camp at St. Norbert College in 1958 and continue to do so today; the summer partnership between the team and the college is the longest in the NFL.

"The book is both a good read and a great history of an era that was pivotal for both the St. Norbert College campus and the Packers organization," said St. Norbert president Thomas Kunkel. Cliff Christl spent 36 years as a sportswriter at four different Wisconsin newspapers writing about the Green Bay Packers. A native of Green Bay, he grew up following the Lombardi Packers and started covering the team on a regular basis in 1974. Christl has served on the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee since 2001 and on the Packers Hall of Fame selection committee since 2007. He has written two other books about the Packers: "Mudbaths & Bloodbaths: The Inside Story of the Bears-Packers Rivalry" and "The Twenty-Five Greatest Moments in Lambeau Field History."

"We were fortunate to have Cliff take on this project with us," said Kunkel. "He knows the team, he knows the players and he knows the campus. He was the perfect person for the job."

"A Championship Team: The Packers and St. Norbert College in the Lombardi Years" is available at the Packers Pro Shop and in Shopko stores throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The book is also be available at Bosse's Newsstand in downtown Green Bay, the St. Norbert College bookstore located in Todd Wehr Hall on the college campus, and from the St. Norbert College online store at www.snc.edu/go/shop under featured items. The cost is $14.95.

For more information, contact Mike Counter, director of media relations at St. Norbert College at mike.counter@snc.edu or 920-403-3089.