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  • 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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Bulaga Enters Competition At Left Guard

Posted Aug 9, 2010

There’s a new entrant in the competition for the Packers’ starting job at left guard.

First-round draft pick Bryan Bulaga began working at left guard during Monday afternoon’s practice at Ray Nitschke Field, rotating with Daryn Colledge on the No. 1 offensive line. To this point in his rookie season, Bulaga had been working strictly as a left tackle, backing up starter Chad Clifton.

But Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he felt Bulaga had “earned the right to compete for a starting position,” and after reviewing his first week of training camp, seeing him in last Saturday’s Family Night Scrimmage and discussing it with offensive line coaches James Campen and Jerry Fontenot, the decision was made Monday morning to let Bulaga begin battling at left guard.

“It’s a testament to Bryan,” McCarthy said. “He’s talented, he’s tough, he’s doing things the right way.

“He’s been impressive. I like what I’ve seen from the individual drills through the group drills all the way through the team drills, and I saw it again Saturday night. So we’re going to give him a shot.”

McCarthy said the competition at left guard will involve Colledge, Bulaga and Allen Barbre. Where that leaves Jason Spitz is uncertain because Spitz didn’t take any snaps at left guard on Monday and appeared to drop out of practice at one point, though the reason wasn’t immediately known.

Bulaga hasn’t played left guard since starting the final five games of his freshman season at Iowa there, in 2007. He was named to the Freshman All-Big Ten team by Sporting News before moving to left tackle for his final two years with the Hawkeyes, earning Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year honors as a junior before entering the draft early and being selected by the Packers with the 23rd overall pick.

So he’s not foreign to the position, but obviously it will take some getting used to after a long layoff.

“It’s a completely different feel than left tackle,” Bulaga said. “At tackle you’re more out on an island and inside (at guard) things are happening a little bit quicker with (defensive line) stunts and games and what not. It will take a little while to adjust, but I got a lot of work out there today, so that was good.”

In addition to rotating with Colledge in the team (11-on-11) portions of practice, Bulaga also took a couple of one-on-one pass-blocking reps at left guard. He admitted the first couple of snaps during the opening jog-through portion of practice were “a little rough,” but his comfort level with the offense as a whole to this point will help him add the new position to his duties.

McCarthy said Bulaga remains the top backup at left tackle as well, so he’ll continue to get reps at that position too. Bulaga was asked whether it’s a bigger adjustment in the run game or the passing game to play guard, and he essentially said both, because of the combo-blocking done with guards and centers in the run game and the stunt pickups in pass protection.

“Wherever I can fit in, I’ll fit in,” he said. “That’s kind of the way I’m looking at it. It doesn’t matter where. If it’s at tackle, it’s at tackle. If it’s at guard, it’s at guard. I’m just working to get on the field.”

Colledge was diplomatic in discussing the situation, but it’s clear he’s not going to simply concede anything to the highly touted rookie. Colledge has been the primary starter at left guard throughout camp, and for his first four seasons with the Packers.

He had been rotating a bit with Spitz and Barbre, but prior to the scrimmage it was looking as though the left guard spot might be his to lose. Now it seems open again, but that’s not going to change Colledge’s approach.

“I have to go into every day believing I’m the best player on this offensive line, the best left guard,” Colledge said. “If I stray away from that, then a guy like Bulaga will step up and take my job. So I’m going to continue to compete, I want to continue to get better.

“I don’t want to be a good lineman, I want to be a great lineman. I’m taking as many reps as I can, and I’m going to use this as even more motivation and more competition. I think Bulaga is a great young player, and he’ll continue to push me. But he’s got a lot to learn too, and I’m going to help him out the best I can. If Bulaga is a better answer than me, then we’re going to get the best five guys out there and we’re going to find a way to win.”

McCarthy hinted that having Bulaga play left guard as well as left tackle could lend some “clarity” to the depth chart down the road, particularly when final roster spots are decided and when the 53-man roster is cut to 45 each gameday.

But with Bulaga having just one day at left guard under his belt thus far, no decisions are even close to being made. With four preseason games yet to come, there’s plenty of time to sort everything out, and Bulaga is going to make the most of the time he has to compete for the position.

“I’m excited about it,” he said. “I don’t know a guy who wouldn’t be excited about it, getting there and having this opportunity. I’m excited about it, and I’m going to try to take advantage of it.”

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