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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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 Rodgers still limited, will speak to media on Thursday

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Matt Flynn takes blame for some sacks, Eddie Lacy not practicing


GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers was once again limited in practice, and Wednesday provided no more clarity as to whether the Packers’ starting quarterback will return from his broken collarbone on Sunday.

Mike McCarthy emphasized that Rodgers is still not medically cleared and that remains the first step before any discussions can take place about him playing in a game.

“I’m very optimistic that he’s going to get back to full strength, and when that time comes, I’m sure we’ll let everybody know about it,” McCarthy said.

“I clearly understand the importance of Aaron to the team and to the NFL, but we have to make sure we do our due diligence and go through the process of getting him healthy.”

Rodgers will be evaluated Thursday morning to see how his injury feels following Wednesday’s work, and the Packers will proceed accordingly. Rodgers normally talks with reporters on Wednesdays but he is slated to speak on Thursday this week instead.

So until at least then, the offense remains in the hands of Matt Flynn, who directed the Packers to their first Rodgers-less win of the season last week. It came down to the wire, but Flynn said he’s hoping that has given the team some momentum and extra bounce in its step.

“The really good thing to build on this past week is how big of a team win it was,” Flynn said. “It wasn’t like the offense just went out there and won the game or the defense did. All phases of the team made the plays when we needed to make them.”

In a solid effort that featured a 75 percent completion rate, Flynn felt his biggest downfall was the five sacks he took, for which he shouldered a share of the blame.

He explained that he’s trying to limit taking risks, which he has successfully, throwing just one interception in 88 pass attempts, not counting the fluke bounce off an Atlanta defender’s foot last week. But in finding a “safe throw,” he needs to recognize the defensive back’s leverage on the receiver sooner and then move on to his next read faster and “cleaner.”

“I think I was getting a little hung up on a couple receivers and didn’t get through my whole progression,” Flynn said. “A lot of that is on me. I have to do a better job and take the fall for that.”

Flynn’s biggest plays last week, including a 46-yard strike to Jordy Nelson, came off of play-action, so more production in the running game should only help. Who will take the bulk of those carries is uncertain, however.

Eddie Lacy, who played the second half against the Falcons on a bum ankle and toughed out 65 yards on 20 carries in all, sat out practice on Wednesday to do rehab. McCarthy said he might be able to practice on Friday.

Whether or not Lacy is available, it’s a good bet newly acquired running back Kahlil Bell will be active on gameday behind James Starks.

“You have to run the ball when you want to run the ball,” McCarthy said. “That’s the true test of a good run offense.”

The biggest question injury-wise on defense is at inside linebacker, where both Brad Jones (ankle) and Jamari Lattimore (knee) missed practice on Wednesday. That leaves Victor Aiyewa, recently brought up from the practice squad, as the only healthy inside linebacker alongside A.J. Hawk.

McCarthy said the medical staff is “confident” in both injured linebackers, but their on-field preparation this week will be limited at best.

That word, limited, has been attached to Rodgers since he returned to practice a couple of weeks ago. He mentioned on his radio show that he felt pain when practicing last Wednesday and didn’t do much the rest of the week, which means how much he’s able to practice on Thursday will go a long way in determining any chance he might have for Sunday.

“I can just see it in his face and everything that he’s definitely itching to get back,” Flynn said. “I know I’ve been saying that, but it’s true. He wants to be out there, and if he’s not out there, there’s a good reason for it.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 11


 
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