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.
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:
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:
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.
The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.
Ride Day Schedule
More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/
A standout receiver in Green Bay for nine years, among 16 seasons in the NFL, James Lofton became the first Packers player without direct ties to Curly Lambeau or Vince Lombardi to earn induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (2003).
The sixth overall selection of the 1978 NFL Draft, Lofton came to Green Bay from Stanford, where in addition to playing football he was also an accomplished track and field star, winning the NCAA long jump title as a senior.
Playing first under head coach Bart Starr, the Hall of Fame quarterback of the Lombardi era, Lofton made an immediate impact on a struggling team.
As a rookie, Lofton caught 46 passes for 818 yards, leading the team in receptions en route to his first of what would be seven straight trips to the Pro Bowl.
In 1980, Lofton turned in his first of two straight 71-yard catch seasons and his first of five 1,000-yard campaigns with the Packers.
In 1983 and 1984, he led the league in yards-per-catch average at 22.4 and 22.0, respectively.
Known for his blazing speed, the 6-foot-3, 192-pound Lofton compiled 32 games as a Packer with 100 or more receiving yards and had 9,656 receiving yards for his Green Bay career -- both marks the best in team history.
The Packers had only one playoff season during Lofton's tenure, but, not surprisingly, he was a force in that postseason campaign. In the 1981 NFC first-round playoff, Lofton caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in a 41-16 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, and, one game later, his 6-yard touchdown reception and 71-yard touchdown return of a blocked kick accounted for almost half of the Packers' points in a 37-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
A consensus pick in 1981, Lofton earned Associated Press All-Pro honors four times as a Packer (1980-83).
In 1987, Lofton left Green Bay for a two-year stint with the Los Angeles Raiders, followed by four seasons with the Buffalo Bills and brief stints with the L.A. Rams and Philadelphia Eagles before his retirement following the 1993 season.
At the time of his retirement, Lofton's 14,004 career receiving yardage was tops in the NFL, while his 43 games of 100 yards or more ranked third.
On the receiving end of 49 touchdown passes as a Packer, and 75 for his career, Lofton was the first NFL player to catch a touchdown pass in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Lofton wore jersey number 80 during his Packers career.
Following his playing days, Lofton went on to be an NFL assistant coach.
James David Lofton was born July 5, 1956, in Fort Ord, Calif.
Lofton's Career Stats courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau: