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  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    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

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

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Aaron Donald provides Eric Fisher moment at Senior Bowl

Posted Jan 20, 2014

Names begin to surface as draft class begins to take shape in Mobile

MOBILE, AL—Aaron Donald isn’t likely to rise as high or as sharply as Eric Fisher did last year when Fisher rode a stunning performance at the Senior Bowl to the No. 1 pick of the NFL draft, but Donald opened some eyes and likely made some money on Monday.

Donald, a smallish defensive tackle who swept every major defensive honor in college football this past season, authored a Fisher-like moment in the North practice when Donald pancaked Baylor guard Cyril Richardson, a man five inches taller and 50 pounds heavier than Donald.

“There was always bad talk about me because of my size, but if you can play the game, you can play the game,” Donald said.

Listed at 6-0, 285, Donald was the ACC defensive player of the year and winner of the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik awards. He was, without question, the dominant defensive player in college football this past season.

Clearly, Donald can play the game.

“Hard work paid off. I continually stayed in the weight room. I left (Pitt) as a man,” Donald said.

He was one of the most impressive players at Monday’s weigh-in. Donald came to Mobile ripped and ready to play, and began what he hopes will be a postseason charge into the first round of the draft.

How high Donald rises will likely be determined by where teams project him to play. He appears to fit as a three-technique tackle in a 4-3; he twice beat Richardson with quickness, blowing by his blocker to blow up the play.

Donald once nearly beat the ball back to the quarterback. Donald was unblockable.

“I’m only 6-1 so I have the leverage and I have the power to get them off me,” Donald said.

His first step was even more devastating. Donald’s performance on Monday had his agent smiling for all to see.

Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland, another undersized prospect at 5-11, 246, also turned in a strong performance in the North practice.

Here are some notes from day one:

  • Minnesota defensive tackle Re’Shede Hageman is the opposite of Donald. Hageman is a giant of a prospect at 6-6, 311, and is ticketed for the first round on size and talent alone. He could shoot up into the top half of the first round with an impressive display this week, and he began that pursuit on Monday with a strong effort and a lot of energy.

  • As Wisconsin fans would expect, Jared Abbrederis was the most consistent and polished of all the North wide receivers. He took the ball away from Wyoming cornerback Marqueston Huff on a deep pass along the sideline.

  • Quarterback Derek Carr was the star of the South practice. The Fresno State quarterback was on the money with nearly all of his passes and he threw on the move and on time. Carr could move up boards as E.J. Manuel did a year ago when the rest of the quarterback crop did little to impress. The rest of this year’s quarterback crop was unimpressive on Monday.

  • Princeton defensive tackle Caraun Reid, 6-2, 305, won “Mr. Universe” at Monday’s weigh-in. He’s got the physical tools to play in the NFL. The scouts want to know if Reid is committed to football. He’s a young man with options and he’s spoken freely of those options.

  • Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard was a late scratch, opting not to play in the Senior Bowl. Dennard is considered to be one of the top two senior cornerbacks and the immediate reaction to his decision not to play in the game is one of suspicion.

  • Georgia Tech’s Jeremiah Attaochu is a player to watch. He was a premier pass rusher as a defensive end but was moved in 2013 to outside linebacker, which is where he might fit best in the NFL, in a 3-4. He came on strong in the second half of the season and he looked forceful on Monday.

  • Alabama’s Adrian Hubbard, a rangy outside linebacker at 6-6, 252, moved gracefully and had the look of a guy with room to grow into his frame. Hubbard has the kind of length scouts and coaches love for today’s game.

  • Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews, 6-3, 206, is the top senior wide receiver and made a graceful over-the-shoulder catch in Monday’s practice. Packers.com draft guru Tony Pauline compared Matthews to Jordy Nelson.

  • Remember this name: Dee Ford of Auburn. He’s a defensive end with outside linebacker size, 6-2, 240. He was injured early in the season and didn’t come on strong until late in the season. He’s an explosive pass rusher.

 
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