“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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Green Bay Packers are excited to give schools and neighborhood non-profit organizations in Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Racine, and Sheboygan the opportunity to apply for an NFL Grassroots grant.
About the Program
The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the NFL Foundation, which provides funding for the Program, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the Program. The goal of the Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program provides grants of up to $200,000 for capital improvement projects.
Since 1998, more than $35 million in NFL Grassroots field grants has been awarded for 273 projects in more than 70 cities nationwide.
In order to be eligible for a grant under the Program, projects must be sponsored by non-profit community-based organizations registered as exempt from Federal Income Tax under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3) or middle or high schools. In addition, all organizations applying for funds must be located specifically and exclusively within NFL Target Markets, listed in Attachment A and serve low to moderate-income areas within those markets. Please see the RFP for complete details.
How the Fields Program Works
The NFL and LISC issue a Request For Proposals (RFP), or an open invitation to all qualified non-profit organizations in NFL markets to submit proposals for funding. LISC reviews the proposals, requests additional information where necessary, and makes site visits to the finalist organizations. Then LISC recommends to the NFL which organizations have the capacity, plans, and partners to renovate their local football fields and to attract increased youth football programming to the site. The Board of Directors of the NFL Foundation makes the final funding decisions.
Once the NFL chooses the award recipients, LISC works with local NFL teams and the award recipients to make press announcements and handle media events. LISC then manages the flow of funding, making sure that projects move forward on a timely schedule. The proposal and review processes are designed to make sure that the capital improvements to renovate older fields and establish new football fields will have a stream of maintenance funds and the community support needed to sustain the use of the fields over the long term.
Please click here to download the NFL Foundation Grassroots Program RFP.
NFL Funds Leverage Other Investments
LISC works to ensure that field projects receiving NFL funding have matching dollars to meet their total development budgets and that sources of field maintenance funds are located. Local match funds are valuable because they create investment partnerships that strengthen the project. Moreover, many of the field projects are located in close proximity to other community revitalization efforts, creating a web of local investments that reinforce each other.
LISC as an NFL Partner
LISC is the nation's largest support organization of nonprofit community development. Since 1979, LISC has invested more than $8 billion for non-profit neighborhood-based organizations that have leveraged those funds for a total of nearly $28 billion in development. These local partners have used those funds to build or rehabilitate over 245,000 units of affordable housing and create 36 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, including community facilities such as child and health care centers and parks and open spaces.
LISC operates through a network of 30 local offices, based in most of the country's largest metropolitan areas and a national rural program that works with approximately 70 rural-based community development organizations in 37 states. Local offices allow LISC to have a hands-on approach to these development projects and to monitor these investments over the long term. LISC staff members have experience not only in real estate, but also in how to build the organizational capacity of neighborhood non-profit organizations so that they are able to manage and lead local revitalization efforts.
Why Work with Neighborhood Non-Profit Organizations?
Many neighborhood-based non-profit organizations know how to manage capital improvements to parks and to broker programming (i.e. youth football leagues, science fairs, summer festivals, and community celebrations) into park fields and play spaces. Equally important, neighborhood-based organizations engage residents as stakeholders. If local residents have a sense of ownership and see themselves as central to the creation and maintenance of play fields, those developments are much more likely to be protected and preserved for long-term use. The NFL Grassroots Program is intended not only to respond to the immediate shortage of play fields, but also to build an infrastructure, through partnerships and resident involvement, to help sustain open spaces for community use.
Since 1998, the NFL Grassroots program has awarded field grants to the following recipients within the Green Bay Packers target market.