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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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Adrian Peterson says Vikings peaking at right time

Posted Jan 1, 2013

Minnesota's star running back sets new, lofty goal for 2013

GREEN BAY—Had he broken one more tackle, Adrian Peterson would’ve completed a touchdown run that would’ve set the NFL all-time single-season rushing record, won the game and put his team into the playoffs, all on his final carry of the season. What a story it would’ve been.

“I’m not too bummed about it,” the Vikings running back told Packers media on Tuesday. “I could’ve easily gotten it. My mark won’t be to break Eric Dickerson’s single-season record, it’ll be to try to get 2,400, 2,500 yards.”

That’ll be Peterson’s goal for the 2013 season. For now, his goal is to lead the Vikings to an upset win over the Packers this Saturday night in Lambeau Field, and make the Vikings the Cinderella story of this year’s postseason.

“Great game. Our fans enjoyed it. We’re in the playoffs. It turned out to be a great game for us,” Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier said of the Vikings’ 37-34, walk-off win over the Packers this past Sunday.

It forced a rematch between the Packers and Vikings. This time, the Packers will own the home field advantage, and that would be considered significant since the Vikings haven’t won a game played outdoors this season. The forecast for Green Bay on Saturday is for temperatures in the teens during the game.

“It’s going to be cold. We know it’s going to be cold. I think when you get to the playoffs, it really doesn’t matter about the place, the climate. It’s just a different season when you get to this time of year,” Frazier said.

The Vikings lost at Lambeau Field on Dec. 2, on a day when the temperature at kickoff was 45 degrees. The Vikings held a 14-10 lead at halftime of that game, and appeared to be on the verge of increasing that lead following a 48-yard run by Peterson on the first play of the second half. Two plays later, however, Christian Ponder was intercepted by Morgan Burnett in the end zone, on a pass Ponder should’ve never thrown.

Since then, Ponder has been a different quarterback and the Vikings haven’t lost. They’ve won four in a row, behind Peterson’s run to glory and Ponder’s subtle emergence as a quarterback that can manage the game and make plays at critical times. That’s what he did most recently against the Packers, converting a critical third-and-11 play with the game on the line in the fourth quarter, and throwing three touchdown passes and no interceptions.

That loss in Lambeau was a turning point for the Vikings.

“We talked about what we felt like after the game. It was a tough day for us up there at Lambeau. Our players stuck together like I hadn’t seen before, and I knew that was a good omen going forward. We’re playing more like a team than at any point in our season,” Frazier said.

Ponder has been the catalyst.

“Christian is still growing and developing as a quarterback. You’re seeing his true character coming to the forefront. He’s become a better quarterback, a better decision-maker and leader, as well,” Frazier added.

“The plays he made, that’s what you need to be able to do at that position to win a championship. We were really able to open the playbook up. He did what you want to see your quarterback do in big ballgames. He played at a high, high level for us.”

Peterson, of course, has been the constant.

“You can put 11 in the box. We had a second-and-27 and he got 28 yards. We’re never afraid to give it to Adrian,” Frazier said of his star running back, who has gained 409 yards rushing in two games against the Packers.

Peterson wears down defenses. He forces them to load up against the run, softens them for Ponder to exploit.

“You can see it in their eyes. I like sitting back there in the huddle, looking at their eyes, checking them out,” Peterson said of opposing defenses.

“We’re very confident. We know the type of environment it’s going to be,” Peterson said of this Saturday’s game. “I feel like we’re peaking at the right time.”

Additional coverage - Jan. 1
 
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