2011 Super Bowl Champs Visit the White House

Watch the President's full remarks to the Green Bay Packers here.

President Obama  welcomed the 2011 Super Bowl champs, the Green Bay Packers, to the White House this afternoon. This event continued the President's tradition of recognizing sports champions for their achievements, both on the field and in their communities.

Despite his guests having beaten his hometown team, the Chicago Bears, for the title, the President commended the Packers both for their Super Bowl victory and for their service throughout the Green Bay community. The Packers created Fit Kids, a program to promote healthy living to fourth graders in the Green Bay area, offered scholarships to local students and helped support American forces.

President Obama honors the Super Bowl XLV Champion Packers

President Barack Obama receives a Green Bay Packers stock certificate from cornerback Charles Woodson during a ceremony honoring the Super Bowl XLV Champion Packers on the South Portico of the White House, Aug. 12, 2011. The Packers are the only publically owned professional sports franchise in the United States. Standing at right is quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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