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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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Butler finally gets invite to the draft

Posted Apr 23, 2012

The invitation is 22 years late, but LeRoy Butler is thrilled to finally get it.

Butler, the former All-Pro safety for the Packers, is headed to New York City for the NFL draft. He’ll be the Packers’ alumni player who announces Green Bay’s second-round pick on Friday, April 27, at the Radio City Music Hall podium. Jim Taylor handled the duty last year.

Butler desperately wanted to be invited to the draft in 1990, when he was a highly touted prospect coming out of Florida State, but that call never came.

“When I did not get a chance to go, I was so very disappointed,” Butler told packers.com in a phone interview. “I just remember saying that means I’m not going in the first round.

“But here’s an opportunity for me to re-live this from 20-something years ago. I get a chance to go to New York now to see what the process is like.”

Butler had no qualms about how things turned out back then. The Packers selected him in the second round with the 48th overall pick, and he went on to a decorated career that included four first-team All-Pro selections, two Super Bowl appearances, and the invention of a touchdown celebration that seemingly never gets old, the “Lambeau Leap.”

In 1990, Butler was joining a Green Bay team that had appeared in the playoffs just once in the previous 17 seasons, but he came in with the right attitude and helped turn things around.

“I had the mentality that I wanted to be part of something that was going to change the culture there,” he said. “It was a challenge to me. It would have been easy to just go to a team like San Francisco or Dallas and sit around and enjoy the ride. But with the Green Bay Packers, I felt like going in there and rolling my sleeves up and starting to change the winning attitude around there. I looked at it as a big challenge.”

He had an inkling before the draft he might be headed to Green Bay. Butler said he interviewed with 14 teams at the combine, but his conversation with Dick Jauron, the Packers defensive backs coach at the time, really stood out.

“I just knew we connected,” he said. “When I got the call from Green Bay, it just felt right because it was a good fit. They had an aging secondary, and they were starting over.”

Butler was part of an impressive draft class that also included linebackers Tony Bennett and Bryce Paup, and tight end Jackie Harris.

Now Butler will, in a small way, be a part of General Manager Ted Thompson’s 2012 draft class. He’s taking former Packers running back and radio show colleague Gary Ellerson with him to New York, and he considers it “an honor” to represent the Packers at the draft.

It also isn’t lost on him that – considering the Packers’ needs and the uncertainty surrounding Nick Collins’ future – he could very well announce a draft pick at his own position, safety.

“The Packers have always had a tradition of having a Pro Bowl safety, going back to when I started, then Darren Sharper and Nick Collins,” Butler said. “If Nick for some reason can’t play, which would break my heart, then they definitely have to find a replacement of some sort to go with Morgan Burnett, who’s going to be a great player. Hopefully, they can keep that tradition up.

“The good thing about Ted is he’s always got an ace in the hole and he’s always prepared. He proved that with the Aaron Rodgers pick.”

 
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