By DAVE McMILLION
There are Green Bay Packers fans, and then there are ones that can boast a much closer connection to the team, like Charles and Mary Anne Younkins of Hagerstown.
The Younkinses feel so strongly about the Super Bowl-bound team that they bought stock in them this past Christmas.
Only four times through their history have the Packers offered the public stock in the team.
In the recent offering, Green Bay Packers Inc., has been authorized to issue 10,000,000 shares of stock. The team plans to initially offer 400,000 shares in an attempt to raise about $80 million for upgrades to Lambeau Field, according to Mary Ann Younkins.
The stock does not pay any dividends, and it cannot be sold, said Mary Anne Younkins.
That doesn't seem to matter much to the Younkinses, who bought one $200 share.
It's just knowing that no one can ever do anything with their cherished team, which will take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII Sunday in San Diego.