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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.


  • 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.




Aaron Rodgers game-ready with one game to go

Posted Aug 26, 2013

Quarterback glad to see receivers getting healthy, defense playing with an ‘edge’

GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers has gotten less work in the preseason games this year than he’s accustomed to, but neither he nor his head coach is questioning whether he’s ready for the regular season.

“I’d say Aaron’s in game-ready shape,” Mike McCarthy said following Monday’s practice, the second-to-last training-camp workout. “He’s been very sharp. I feel very confident that Aaron’s ready to go.”

Rodgers said essentially the same thing following last Friday’s third preseason game, when he directed just one series rather than play at least a half, as he’s done in third preseason games past.

He may or may not get one more series in Thursday’s preseason finale in Kansas City, but in the meantime he’s focused on his conditioning this week by playing scout-team defense in walk-through periods, throwing on the side and running the scout-team offense in team drills. It’s all with an eye toward preparing for 70-plus snaps every Sunday beginning Sept. 8.

“To make sure I’m in shape,” he said. “I’m pretty much spent after a practice like today.”

When he has played in the preseason, for the most part Rodgers has been pleased with the results. In five drives, he has led the offense to three field goals, one missed field goal and one turnover on downs at the goal line, which he still feels should have been ruled a touchdown following a replay review.

“Yeah, we got in the end zone,” Rodgers said of the fourth-and-goal handoff to running back James Starks on the first drive of the first preseason game. “We’re counting that one.

“The biggest issue (this preseason) is we didn’t have our whole team together.”

That’s starting to change, with receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb returning to practice from injuries. To help them get back in a rhythm, Rodgers was throwing passes to both off to the side during Monday’s workout.

With Thursday’s game in Kansas City a showcase for the second and third units, Rodgers also was running the scout-team offense, which he loves, as much for the memories it rekindles as anything.

He said he was “breaking the rules” on occasion by changing plays and routes, just to have fun. On one snap in the red zone, he checked to a seam route to Cobb – because he “wanted to work on that with Randall” – and he zipped a throw past rookie safety Chris Banjo’s ear for a touchdown.

He also gave Nelson a test for his recovering knee, firing one high and deep that Nelson caught up to, as sure a sign as any that he’ll be ready for Week 1, too.

“He’s a fast healer, and we’re glad that he’s feeling good,” Rodgers said of Nelson, who hasn’t yet played in the preseason but could get a few snaps on Thursday, according to McCarthy. “I’m sure after today will be a good judge of where he’s really at.

“We threw a lot of balls on the side, and he had to go about 50 yards to get that deep one in the air across the field. It was fun to see him run that one down.”

Rodgers also expressed confidence in how the offensive line has come together, and he praised the play over the past month of tight end Jermichael Finley and receiver James Jones. He added that he feels Jarrett Boykin has nailed down the fourth receiver spot with solid work the past two weeks.

As for the fifth and possibly sixth receiver, he mentioned Jeremy Ross, Tyrone Walker, Myles White and draft picks Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson all as contenders. Dorsey (toe) missed practice again on Monday, though, which doesn’t help his chances.

“There are a lot of guys with something to prove this week,” Rodgers said. “I think the reminder you can tell the guys this week is remember you’re playing for all 32 teams.”

Regarding the defense, Rodgers spoke of the unit playing with an “edge,” an element on display since the first week of camp.

He likes what he has seen with the addition of Datone Jones up front, the new hybrid role for Mike Neal and rookie “camp sensation” Micah Hyde proving very capable amidst a number of injuries in the secondary.

“I think we have a different look inside,” Rodgers said. “It’s exciting to see those guys step up and the character of this team start to take shape.”

Additional coverage - Aug. 26

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