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    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.

     
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    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.

     
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    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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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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