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  • 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.

     
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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.

    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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Challenge is for defense to grow now

Posted Aug 21, 2012

Patience is a luxury the Packers don’t have. Just look at the opening month of the season.

“San Francisco has the same 11 guys they started on defense last year. We’re going to play a heckuva team,” Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers said.

The Packers will not start on opening day the same 11 guys they started on defense last season. That’s not entirely bad news for a defense that was ranked last in the league, but a lot of young bodies will populate Capers’ defense when the Packers host the 49ers, a team that came within a breath of the Super Bowl last season.

“I’m confident you’re going to see us improve as the season goes on,” Capers said, his voice trailing off into the obvious, which is a schedule that demands that improvement be immediate.

“That’s the challenge.”

Youth will dominate the field again on Thursday, as Capers and Head Coach Mike McCarthy attempt to get a deeper read on the young players on their roster and the gap they have to close before the regular season begins.

“I want to see these rookies,” Capers said, referring to players such as Nick Perry, Jerel Worthy and Casey Hayward, the first three picks of the Packers’ draft class. “It’s their first chance to go through a normal week (of preparation). The young guys have played more than anybody else. You’d like to come out of the preseason with these guys getting as much playing time as they can get.”

Coach Joe Whitt has within his group of cornerbacks the player that would seem poised to make the greatest impact of the rookie class. Seldom has a practice gone by that Hayward hasn’t done something to distinguish himself.

“We’re in the right direction of what we want to do,” Whitt said of his cornerbacks. “Their play speed and physicality are what I’ve asked them to do. I want to see a physical play style and each man, to a man, show their best. It’s what they have to do to show they want to be on the team.”

Hayward is locked in a battle with veteran Jarrett Bush to be the Packers’ starting right cornerback on opening day. Davon House was in the lead for that distinction until sustaining a shoulder injury in the preseason opener that’ll keep House out of action for a second consecutive game.

“I like his presence,” Capers said of Hayward. “I like his aptitude. I think it’s an asset for him to have played in the SEC. He’s been in high-intensity situations.”

Second-year linebacker D.J. Smith is another young defender whose development is critical to the Packers’ improvement on defense. Smith will get his second consecutive start as Desmond Bishop’s replacement at inside linebacker.

“D.J. is doing really well,” inside linebackers coach Winston Moss said. “We’re looking forward to him doing a good job of replacing Bishop. Bishop is a tough loss.”

Smith is one of the Packers’ leading tacklers in the preseason. Another second-year linebacker, Jamari Lattimore, has made strides lately in his transition from outside to inside linebacker.

“Lattimore has a lot of ability. I have a lot of confidence he’ll get better,” Moss said.

Confidence would seem to be in ample supply. It’s time the Packers don’t have.

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