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  • 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.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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Bryan Bulaga putting another injury behind him

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Packers’ depth at offensive tackle could be major team strength in 2014

GREEN BAY—Bryan Bulaga wasn’t around Green Bay much during the 2013 season, but in grinding through rehab in Florida from a second consecutive season-ending injury, he most assuredly was keeping tabs on his teammates.

“Of course,” said Bulaga, the former first-round draft pick and the Packers’ starting right tackle in Super Bowl XLV. “I never said I’d do it, but I actually bought the NFL Ticket so I could watch all the games. I never said I’d buy it, but I actually did.”

Bulaga certainly never thought he’d lose all of 2013 to an injury either, not after rehabbing from a fractured hip that cost him the second half of 2012.

Having avoided surgery on the hip, Bulaga began the offseason program last year no worse for wear. Switching from right tackle to left tackle, he was making the transition look smoother physically than it probably was for him mentally. When the pads went on the first week of training camp, he was practicing like the Pro Bowler many projected he’d become.

Then what he thought was a harmless tweak of his knee during the “Family Night” scrimmage turned out to be a season-ending torn ACL. He actually finished the scrimmage after getting hurt – that’s how minor he thought it was – and then found out the next day he needed reconstructive surgery and was going on injured reserve.

“It was a terrible feeling,” he said. “You prepare your body for so long, the training for an NFL season is a six-month deal. There are all phases through six months, and to have it taken away after two weeks of training camp, it’s tough.”

It was even tougher having not played since Week 9 of 2012, when an awkward step while blocking on a running play somehow cracked his hip.

He had processed that one as the result of giving his all in the heat of battle. But his knee, on “Family Night”? He can be forgiven if he hollered, “C’mon, man,” behind closed doors, or something to that effect.

“It was frustrating at the time because it happened in training camp,” he said. “It didn’t happen in a significant game situation. It happened in a scrimmage, so that’s frustrating, but once the surgery is done, you have your rehab, you get over it.

“It’s just trying to get your body ready as fast as you can and as best you can to get ready to go for the next year.”

By all accounts, Bulaga is accomplishing that, again. Six months after the knee injury, he said he’s still rehabbing but has “no limitations” on his usual offseason training regimen.

The question doesn’t appear to be if Bulaga will be good to go, but where, meaning left or right tackle. Rookie David Bakhtiari filled in admirably all season at left tackle and has “a lot of growth in front of him,” according to Head Coach Mike McCarthy.

Offensive line coach James Campen echoed that, saying Bakhtiari learned every step of the way as a rookie, quickly corrected mistakes and is viewed as “an ascending player who’s going to be in the mix for quite some time.”

Meanwhile, Don Barclay has a full season under his belt as a starting right tackle now, and 2011 first-round draft pick Derek Sherrod worked his way back onto the active roster this past season after nearly two full years of rehab from a horrific broken leg.

“It was really great to see him wearing his pads and getting out there and being a part of it,” Campen said of Sherrod. “He got six or seven snaps at Detroit at the end (of the Thanksgiving game), and even though it’s just six or seven snaps, you can see yourself playing, and that’s important.”

Bulaga certainly sees himself playing in 2014 and said he’ll play the left or right side, wherever the coaches ask him to line up. Campen said the staff is a long way from making any decisions, but the apparent depth at tackle and pending competition will be a “good situation” for the Packers offense.

“Bryan is one that can move on quickly from things that happened. He handles adversity very well,” Campen said. “As soon as that kid is ready to go, he’s Bryan Bulaga, and he’ll be better than he was.”

 
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