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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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.