(La Porte County, IN) - A La Porte County man is now a member of the Green Bay Packers “Fans Hall of Fame.” George Oudhuis was informed Wednesday afternoon during a call from Packers President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Murphy.
He was one of 10 finalists hoping to be inducted this year. The 63-year old Oudhuis of Saugany Lake said he first became a Packers fan while watching them play for the first time against the Chicago Bears on television as a child in Kingsbury.
Normally, the finalists travel to Lambeau Field for the announcement but Oudhuis was in his Packers shrine of a basement when notified because of COVID-19 restrictions. During a Zoom call, Oudhuis held a plaque while answering questions from members of the media. “I’m just truly blessed and honored to have this in my hands right now. There’s so many great Packer fans in the world that could be standing here holding this instead of me. I’m just honored to be the one this year,” he said.
Oudhuis also said the anticipation was much like a professional baseball player waiting to receive the call on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.