Packers fans: Wear green, gold and sunscreen

Monday, August 1, 2016

By: Jeff Ash


August is prime time for watching the Green Bay Packers at training camp.


If you’re headed out to Ray Nitschke Field, there are four 6:15 p.m. practices in early August. Midday practices – those starting at 11:45 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. – begin Wednesday, Aug. 10.


Those midday practices are the ones at which you’ll want to protect your skin against too much sun.


“Wear sunscreen,” says Nick Grimm, a physician assistant who provides dermatology services for Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic.


“It’s that simple. No matter whether you have fair skin or dark skin, wear sunscreen,” Grimm says. “SPF 30 is good. SPF 50 or more is better. Put it on your arms, your legs, your face, any exposed skin, especially if you’re going to be sitting in the sun for a couple of hours.”


The sun will be directly overhead or in your face during those midday practices. The bleachers at Ray Nitschke Field face west, and thus, the early afternoon sun. There’s no shade in those bleachers, so Grimm says a baseball-style cap or wide-brimmed hat also might be a good idea.


The Packers’ midday practices go through Tuesday, Aug. 30, the last day that training camp is open to the public. Practices are closed to the public in the event of bad weather.

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