By Paul Schmitt
The original Green Bay Packer “Golden Girl” Mary Jane Sorgel of Sturgeon Bay will be featured tonight on the NFL Film’s episode on a national cable program. The show is called “Memories” and will premiere at 5 pm on Fox Sports 1, channel 32 on local cable systems. Sorgel , a Sturgeon Bay native, says the show will include footage outside of Lambeau Field by the statues of Vince Lombardi and Curly Lambeau, who was engaged to Sorgel before he died.
Sorgel who was Mary Jane Van Duyse, started in 1949 as a drum majorette for the Packer Band as a teenager and later organized the cheerleaders known as the “Golden Girls” for many years. The cheer “Go Pack Go” was originated by the “Golden Girls”, according to Sorgel. A national baton twirler champion, Sorgel worked for the Packer organization until 1972 and still does public appearances and shows locally.