Author Tony Walter to sign copies of Ice Bowl book at Packers Pro Shop Saturday
Author and De Pere native Tony Walter will sign copies of his new book Ice Bowl: The Game That Will Never Die in the Packers Pro Shop on Saturday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last.
Walter, whose work at the game as a photographer’s assistant was halted by the freezing temperatures, ended up watching the game from the sidelines and enjoyed the final series from just a few feet away.
The book features a foreword by Ice Bowl hero Chuck Mercein. It tells a variety of stories from people near and far throughout that day, including the story of one local soldier who listened to the game while guarding a bridge in Vietnam with a soldier from Dallas.
The book includes color photos — some of them never before published.
Ice Bowl: The Game That Will Never Die is a 152-page paperback and is available at the Packers Pro Shop, both in-store and online for $18.95.
Tony Walter has been telling stories about the Green Bay Packers and their fans for more than half a century, first as a writer and editor for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and now in retirement through a series of three books, including his new release, as well as his previous titles Baptism by Football and The Packers, My Dad, and Me.