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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.

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    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:

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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
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    • 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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Broadcast tryout could be Tauscher's new beginning

Posted Jun 27, 2012

As a player, Mark Tauscher was known as smart, thoughtful and analytical when it came to talking about football.

Now he’s going to see if those traits take him somewhere with the game he still loves.

Last week, Tauscher attended the NFL’s sixth annual “Broadcast Boot Camp” at NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, N.J., and he emerged from it with another opportunity.

On a weekend yet to be determined during the 2012 regular season, Tauscher will be working on-air for one of the league’s broadcast partners in the United Kingdom, previewing and analyzing games, beginning with the NFL Network’s Thursday night broadcast and concluding with the full slate of games on Sunday.

“It will be like FOX NFL Sunday for Britain,” Tauscher said in an interview this week with packers.com. “That’s the way it was described to me.”

Some details have yet to be ironed out, but Tauscher is working on getting some additional in-season broadcast assignments closer to home as well. The modest Tauscher wouldn’t say it, but it sounded like he made a favorable impression at the four-day boot camp, which introduced the participants to everything from studio duties to game analysis to on-field reporting, teleprompter work and radio.

“They tried to hit all the mediums and get you exposed to some things to see how you reacted and maybe what you thought your strengths were,” Tauscher said. “You also got some feedback from executives to let you know what their thoughts were and the things you needed to improve on.”

Tauscher, a seventh-round draft pick in 2000 who became a fixture for the Packers at right tackle over an 11-year career that included 140 starts (including playoffs), was a fan favorite as a Wisconsin native playing for his home-state team. He was a regular on a football show on WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay’s ABC affiliate, toward the end of his career, so working in front of a camera isn’t entirely new to him.

He said the boot camp covered a lot of ground, including a focus on speech to help learn how to describe the game without using too much football jargon. The camp featured instructors from all of the NFL’s broadcast partners, and Tauscher said the advice he heard most was simply to “get reps” as a broadcaster or analyst, a football analogy any player can relate to.

“They said you’re not going to get any better by not doing it,” he said. “You have to get in front of a camera and you have to get as much experience as you can find, because that’s the only way you’re going to get better at it.

“If you’re not taking reps and doing stuff, you’re probably not improving.”

The boot camp has a strong track record for getting players started in the field. According to a league press release, of the 105 players who took part in the camp over its first five years, 44 have earned broadcasting jobs.

Tauscher wouldn’t mind being another of the camp’s success stories, and his pursuit is underway. He’s taking nothing for granted, though, the same way he didn’t as a seventh-round pick.

“It’s a big challenge to get into any other career field and when you’re trying to do something new,” he said. “There’s always some nervousness when you’re in front of a camera, and there’s also that excitement of trying to get better doing it. That’s how I see this thing going.

“When there are fun experiences and fun opportunities, you always try to see where they will lead you.”

 
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