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  • 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.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • 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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Be happy; the Pack is back, baby

Posted Nov 18, 2012

Green Bay Packers Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley celebrate against the Detroit Lions

DETROIT—When the Packers left Detroit on Thanksgiving night last year, they were an 11-0 football team heading home for the sweetest slice of turkey in the NFL. Nobody could beat them.

They were so dominant that fans and media were starting to ask the requisite questions that always seem to go before a fall. Were the Packers a dynasty? How many Super Bowls would they win? Were they possibly, cough, the greatest team of all time?

None of those questions were on anyone’s lips on Sunday, as the Packers offense stalled on six consecutive drives. What’s wrong with the Packers? That was the question on most lips.

Then came the answer in a lickety-split touchdown drive that snatched victory when most everyone was expecting defeat. When Mason Crosby mercifully split the uprights with an insurance-policy field goal with 19 seconds left to play, the Packers were 24-20 winners over a Lions team at the end of its rope.

So, what is it about this year’s turkey that will taste even sweeter than last year’s?

The difference is this year’s turkey will be smokin’ hot. Last year’s turkey was starting to cool.

In other words, nothing bonds a team and gives it that winning feeling like a few gut-check wins, and that’s what Sunday’s win will do for this team. You could see it on the face of its head coach and in the voice of its quarterback in their postgame press conferences. You could feel their confidence growing.

“This game is so much about confidence,” Mike McCarthy said.

The Packers are a confident bunch. They aren’t chasing an undefeated season. They’re pursuing something much more meaningful than that. This team’s goal is a championship, and they took home with them on Sunday the look of a team no one’s going to want to play in January.

“Yeah, we’ve won five in a row, beat some good teams along the way. After tomorrow night, we could be in the driver’s seat. Either way, we’re positioned. We have to play our best football,” Rodgers said when asked if he senses the Packers are getting hot at the right time of the year.

When you sit down in front of the TV on Monday night to root for the San Francisco 49ers, think about where you were on Monday night, Sept. 24. Think about the play at the end of that game that cost you a night’s sleep, maybe two or three nights of sleep. Think about the game the Packers lost six days later, and the 2-3 record the Packers brought home with them from Indianapolis.

What chance did you give this team then of being 7-3? What chance did you give yourself of ever finding happiness in this season?

Are you happy today?

Really happy, aren’t you?

Life is good in Packernation today. The Packers are one Bears loss away from the NFC North, and dead ahead is a game in New York that will be about more than holding that NFC North lead, should the Packers have it. You know what I mean, don’t you?

Life is good for everyone in Packernation today, except for one man: Mason Crosby.

These are some of the worst days of his football life. Crosby has missed seven of his last 13 field goal attempts. He missed two on Sunday, if you don’t count the first one he missed when the Lions tried to ice him. His day also began with his coach ordering a fourth-down go for it, instead of a long field goal attempt that was clearly within Crosby’s range. As his coach said, so much of this game is about confidence.

It has come to this: “Mason’s got to put the ball through the uprights. We’ll continue to work with Mason. We won’t blink in our commitment to Mason,” McCarthy said following Sunday’s game.

His words were supportive, yet, they are also challenging. We are in the crunch-time part of the season. The time for patience is near an end. The Packers need a kicker on whom they can rely, as they always have relied on Crosby.

“I have no reason not to believe in him. I have all the confidence Mason is going to get that back. We need him,” McCarthy said.

Yes, the Packers need him. They need him desperately. Postseason football is about crunch time and crunch time is often about kickers.

You might say Crosby is the last piece of the puzzle. When that piece is finally in place, the Packers will be ready to make their run.

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