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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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Biggest headlines in Minnesota, most change in Detroit

Posted Mar 19, 2013

A look at the comings and goings in the NFC North thus far


GREEN BAY—A quick review of the offseason activity in the NFC North indicates the Minnesota Vikings have made the biggest single acquisition in the division, while the Detroit Lions have undergone the most roster turnover so far.

Here’s the breakdown:

Minnesota Vikings

Last week’s signing of former Packers receiver Greg Jennings to replace the traded Percy Harvin (pictured, left) ranks as the biggest headline in the division to this point. A Pro Bowl-caliber player joining a rival is by no means unprecedented, but it does grab a lot of attention.

Aside from any personal feelings amongst fans, it was a move the Vikings had to make for their receiving corps after shipping Harvin to Seattle for a package of draft picks that includes a first-rounder. The Vikings also retained Jerome Simpson this offseason but clearly needed a No. 1 guy. That will now be Jennings.

Otherwise, the Vikings’ most significant moves were retaining right tackle Phil Loadholt and Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton and bringing in veteran quarterback Matt Cassel as a backup to Christian Ponder. Cassel likely would have given the Vikings a better chance at Lambeau Field in last year’s wild-card game than the overmatched Joe Webb.

The rest of Minnesota’s comings and goings so far have been on defense. At linebacker, Erin Henderson is back but Jasper Brinkley is not (Arizona). In the secondary, one safety has re-signed in Jamarca Sanford, while another in Hussain Abdullah has left (Kansas City). Veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield has been released but remains unsigned, and restricted corner A.J. Jefferson has received the lowest tender offer.

Detroit Lions

Change is hitting nearly every position group in Detroit, where the Lions are looking to get back to their 2011 playoff form after a disappointing 4-12 slide last season.

At the offensive skill positions, the Lions have signed Reggie Bush (pictured, right) and rid themselves of Titus Young. Up front, left tackle Jeff Backus has retired, right tackle Gosder Cherilus has signed with Indianapolis, and guard Stephen Peterman has been released.

On defense, a previously deep line that will now include Jason Jones no longer has Cliff Avril (Seattle), Sammie Hill (Tennessee) or Kyle Vanden Bosch (released) and also could lose Corey Williams (unsigned). The secondary was expected to undergo a similar overhaul but, in adding Houston’s Glover Quin, the Lions have also retained safeties Louis Delmas and Amari Spievey and cornerback Chris Houston. Only corner Drayton Florence (Carolina) has left thus far. At linebacker, DeAndre Levy was brought back.

Chicago Bears

The Bears’ moves to this point have been minimal in number but significant in meaning. A lot was invested to keep defensive tackle Henry Melton (franchise tag), sign a new left tackle in Jermon Bushrod (New Orleans), and replace tight end Kellen Davis with Martellus Bennett (N.Y. Giants).

The linebacker group could be undergoing the most change with the departures of Nick Roach (Oakland) and Geno Hayes (Jacksonville), while the future of Brian Urlacher remains in limbo. At cornerback, Zack Bowman was brought back, but D.J. Moore and Kelvin Hayden were not, though both remain unsigned.

Green Bay Packers

Losing Jennings to the Vikings made noise in what to this point had been a quiet offseason. The Packers also lost linebacker Erik Walden (Indianapolis) and backup tight end Tom Crabtree (Tampa Bay) while re-signing linebacker Robert Francois. Restricted free agents Sam Shields and Evan Dietrich-Smith have received tender offers.

 
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