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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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Brandon Marshall says this is not a must-win game

Posted Oct 31, 2013

A Bears win would send NFC North into three-way tie

Bears WR Brandon Marshall

GREEN BAY—The Chicago Bears haven’t beaten their archrival, the Green Bay Packers, since a Monday night game in Week 3 of the 2010 season. Though it appears the Bears are facing a crossroads game at Lambeau Field on Monday night, Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman is making sure his team doesn’t place too much importance on it.

Is this a must win for the 4-3 Bears against the 5-2 Packers?

“No, no,” Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall said. “The reason I say that is because we approach every game as saying every game is important. Our team doesn’t panic; we didn’t panic when Jay (Cutler) went down. So this is a resilient bunch and I think we face adversity pretty well.”

Trestman supported Marshall’s comments with these:

“It’s only one game. I think we all understand the effect it would have in the standings at this stage in the season, but there’s still a whole season to play afterwards,” Trestman said.

Here’s the effect the outcome of this game will have on the standings: A Bears win would tie them with the Packers and the bye-week Lions for first place in the NFC North, each at 5-3, with a home game against the Lions dead ahead. A Bears loss would leave them in third place, a full two games behind the Packers.

Clearly, the difference between winning and losing is monumental for the Bears.

Not a must win? Hmmm.

Trestman is in his first season as Bears head coach. He is an offensive-minded coach who is revered for his work with quarterbacks. Having lost Cutler to injury, Trestman is counting on what he can do with Josh McCown, who gave a strong performance two weeks ago in a 45-41 loss to the Redskins.

“I think our guys saw in the Washington game that Josh came in as a veteran quarterback and was able to capture the huddle and move our football team. I think our team coming out of the Washington game has very high expectations that Josh will come in and play well, with all due respect to the Packers, and give us a very, very good chance of having success on Monday night,” Trestman said.

Marshall is the Bears’ leading receiver and one third of a trio of tall and talented pass catchers that includes Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett.

How does the Bears offense change without Cutler?

“It doesn’t,” Marshall said.

The Bears offense, however, is completely different from those of recent vintage under Lovie Smith, a defensive-minded head coach.

“It’s totally different. Last year was a mix of what we used to do in Denver, but the running game was coach (Mike) Tice’s, so we were all over the place and trying to make things work," Marshall said. "This year it’s night and day. I think we’ll have more success here because we’re playing together as a team and everyone knows where they’re supposed to be.”

The Bears have lost six consecutive games to the Packers. The irony is that the Bears followed each of those losses with a win. If that trend was to continue, the Packers would be the beneficiary.

Does the road to the NFC North title go through Green Bay?

“I don’t think about it that way because I think that every year is a new year. I didn’t go in there with any kind of expectations. To think that way disrespects other teams in the division and I wouldn’t want to do that. You go into every season and really do play every game on an individual basis and the schedule takes care of itself as you move along, and the division does as well,” Trestman said.

Be that as it may, this one has a big-game look to it, especially for the Bears.

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