Stevens Point woman starts Facebook effort to make 12/12/12 'Aaron Rodgers Day'
Aaron Rodgers. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
STEVENS POINT - A woman from Stevens Point has launched a campaign to make December 12th, 2012, a day in honor of the Packers' number 12.
Jennifer Brilowski, who's from Stevens Point, has launched a Facebook Page called "Let's Make 12/12/12 Aaron Rodgers Day."
The idea came from the movie Spinal Tap, where the main character had a famous line about his amplifier that "goes to 11."
"On 11/11/11, a lot of people were joking around on Facebook about having Nigel Tufnall Day, and I said 12/12/12/ should be Aaron Rodgers Day," explained Brilowski.
"It took on a life of its own."
Her page already has likes from all over the world.
"I know that we have some people internationally as well. It seems that we have some Packers fans in South America," she told us.
Brilowski also told us that some places have signed up to mark the day in person as well.
"A couple of bars have already said they'd put it on their calendar. They're already planning their own events. I figured this year would be a practice run."
What's on the page? Lots of stories about Rodgers, along with stuff for the ladies.
"I found that lots of the women enjoyed looking at him, so I've added some pictures and tried to add some 'eye candy' as well," admitted Brilowski.
"I tried to balance it with stuff about Aaron as a man. Aside from being an outstanding quarterback, he's an exceptional human being."
She's building a charity effort with the page to help raise cash for one of Rodgers' favorite charities, the MACC Fund.
"I said, 'OK, this is going to be big. How are we going to make a difference with it?' After learning more about Aaron Rodgers through the page, I've decided to set up a fundraising page for the MACC Fund, and I'll be doing that over the weekend, so we can raise some money (to fight) childhood cancer."
She realizes that all this is more than a year in advance of the big day.
"In 10 days, we can have a little practice for 12/12, and then 12/12/12 will be the big show, and then after that, we can celebrate it every year."