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    “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.

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  • 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.

     

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Appleton's Mel Knoke named 1st honoree for Packers Fan 'Hall'

Posted Dec 29, 1998

All of the ballots are in and the first honoree for the newly founded Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame has been duly elected.

Appleton's venerable Melvin "Mel" Knoke, the possessor of imposing credentials, is the inaugural honorary fan.

The 91-year-old Knoke, nominated by the Appleton Post-Crescent and the Rotary Club of Appleton, may well be unmatched in all of Packerland in length of commitment and depth of loyalty. He has attended all but a dozen Packers home games over the past 71 years, having launched his allegiance to the Green and Gold in 1927 when President Calvin Coolidge was in the White House.

As Mel noted in his essay entry, his late wife Leone was his girlfriend when she accompanied him in his Model T Ford to Green Bay's City Stadium for the first time - and she was his wife of 64 years when they attended their last game together at Lambeau Field on the frigid afternoon of January 12, 1997, a day on which the Packers defeated the Carolina Panthers for the NFC Championship and earned the right to meet - and defeat - the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.

The longtime owner of four Packers season tickets, Knoke has used them to introduce many others to the "Lambeau Experience," having entertained more than 275 different individuals at games in Lambeau Field over the past seven decades.

Of late, this has been an especially rewarding experience for his guests. Since he no longer drives a car, they now accompany him to games in the comfort of a limousine he rents for each home game.

Mel also wears his loyalty daily - a homemade wooden Packer bowtie he sports nearly every waking moment.

In recent years, he has brought himself - and the Packers - national attention by way of an NFL Properties Commercial which featured him on camera, announcing, "My name is Mel Knoke, and I feel the power."

Packers fans were asked to vote on the top ten finalists whose stories best represented all Packers fans. In addition to Knoke, they included Ellen Dahl, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Kathleen Mitten, Plymouth, Wis.; John O'Neill, Madison, Wis.; Patricia Pleuss, Wauwatosa, Wis.; Judy Russell, Oshkosh, Wis.; Lyn Schneider, Sheboygan, Wis.; Jim Sneed, Waukesha, Wis.; Laurie Swartz, Sussex, Wis.; and Joe Unger, Milwaukee, Wis.

In honor of being selected to represent all fans as the inaugural honorary fan, Knoke will be recognized on the Lambeau Field JumboTron during the first home Packers game in 1999. He also will receive four club seats, a $500 Packers Pro Shop gift certificate and a road trip for two to a 1999 Packers away game (including game tickets, airfare and hotel accommodations). In addition, he also will attend and be recognized at the Packer Hall of Fame Induction Dinner in March and be permanently recognized in the Packer Hall of Fame.

The FAN Hall of Fame has been established by the Green Bay Packers and Packer Hall of Fame and is exclusively sponsored by True Value Hardware Stores, Roundy's Pick'n Save Grocery Stores, Shopko, Milwaukee Area Lazy Boy Stores and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 
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