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  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     

Community

City of Green Bay

 

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Chartered in 1838, Green Bay is the
oldest city in the state of Wisconsin.
Green Bay's rich history can be traced back 10,000 years when the first residents shared the land with the mastodon and the glaciers. Over the many millennia the Woodland Indians developed a fertile and complex culture and society. By the 1600s, large populations of Menominee, Winnebago and Chippewa Indians lived in what is now Green Bay.

 

The lure of riches, fur and the possibility of a northwest passage to the Orient brought the first European explorers. Jean Nicolet claimed the land for France in 1634. He called it La Baye Verte (Green Bay) because of the greenish spring and summer waters. Fur trappers and Indians formed a permanent trading post at La Baye by 1655. Nicolet was followed by other French explorers, Jesuit missionaries and fur traders. A mission church and frontier fort were built by 1684 and by 1700 La Baye was the most productive fur trade area in New France.

This was a period of turmoil in the eastern Woodlands. Decimation by disease and warfare forced many Indian groups to abandon native territories and move further westward. By the mid 1700s, France and England were engaged in a series of wars in North America. After the American Revolution, the United States annexed the area as part of the Northwest Territory but was unable to occupy the region. After the War of 1812, the U.S. finally claimed the critical fort here, naming it Fort Howard. Soon, Yankee settlers mixed their culture with the predominantly French society. Green Bay became a chartered U.S. city in 1838 and later a county seat. In the mid-1800s, German, Irish, Dutch, Czech, Belgian and Polish immigrants began pouring in to work at farming and logging and later joined the iron smelting industry. The first paper mills were built around the turn of the century.

To many, Green Bay is best known for it's professional football team, the Green Bay Packers. Founded in 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun, the Packers have gone on to earn national stature and virtual world-wide recognition by winning more championships (13) over the intervening three quarters of a century than any other team in professional football.

The fact that these achievements on the gridiron have come while representing a city that currently boasts around 100,000 inhabitants, in competition with the country's population giants, has endeared them to the nation's football fans, many of whom are intrigued by the David vs. Goliath concept and the Packers' unique status as a community owned corporation. Click here for a complete history of the Green Bay Packers.

Today, Green Bay's abundant history is reflected in its people and its pride.

The area still resonates with the impact of the logging industry, with three of the area's top 20 businesses being paper mills, and two others revolving around the paper converting and paper machinery industries. The area has also developed a reputation as a regional medical center, with three hospitals in the area employing nearly 4,800 people. Additionally, Green Bay is home to the largest meat packing center east of the Mississippi River, and is one of the top convention destinations in the Midwest.

 

Population: 102,726
Brown County Population: 218,149
Average Temp January: High 23, Low 5
Average Temp July: High 80, Low 58
Average Yearly Snowfall: 47 inches
Average Yearly Precipitation: 28.83 inches
Airport: Austin Straubel International
Newspaper: Green Bay Press-Gazette
The arts scene in Green Bay thrives with two symphony orchestras, its own opera company, several local theatres, and three college campuses (St. Norbert College, UW-Green Bay and NWTC) whose events are open to the public. The crown jewel of the arts community is the Weidner Center For the Performing Arts. Located on the campus of UWGB, it plays host to numerous musical and theatre productions. In the past the Weidner has also been a stop for Broadway touring companies, including Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast.

 

In June 1999 the Green Bay area was declared one of 10 cities in America to receive the "All-America City Award" from the National Civic League and Allstate Insurance Company. The All-America City Award is the oldest and most respected community recognition program in the nation. This is an award that celebrates innovation, cooperation and effort in addressing community issues like the quality of education, diversity and neighborhood development.

Green Bay is situated within Brown County, which has a population of roughly 220,000. Brown County is comprised of the city of De Pere and the villages of Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Denmark, Hobart, Howard, Pulaski, Suamico and Wrightstown. As the oldest city in the state, Green Bay remains the county center and is the third largest city in Wisconsin after Milwaukee and Madison.

Note: Special thanks to the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce for furnishing information for this page.