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  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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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DT, CB star in opening day of practices

Posted Jan 21, 2013

Draft talent on display at Senior Bowl

MOBILE—Senior Bowl practices began on Monday with padless workouts at different sites for the North and South squads. The South, which features a roster loaded with SEC stars, drew the larger crowd, in part due to the annual appearance of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban.

Four Alabama players grace the South roster, but it was Georgia defensive tackle John Jenkins (pictured) and San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden that stole the show.

Jenkins, a 6-3, 358-pound mountain of man, bulldozed 6-7, 320-pound offensive tackle Garrett Gilkey of Chadron State, and then flashed his quickness by shooting the gap to blow up a play in 11-on-11 drills.

Draft guru Tony Pauline, who is again assisting packers.com in its coverage, projects Jenkins as a late first-round pick, but conceded that Jenkins could push himself higher with performances on Tuesday and Wednesday similar to what he displayed on Monday. The pads are expected to go on tomorrow, and it’s expected that at least one of the next two days will feature heavy contact.

Jenkins is a classic 3-4 nose tackle who possesses rare quickness and lateral movement. Pauline said concerns about inconsistent effort would be eased considerably by a strong performance this week.

McFadden, 5-10, 190, broke on an E.J. Manuel pass and made a one-handed interception near the sideline. Shortly thereafter, McFadden jumped another route and nearly made his second interception.

Manuel, a multi-talented quarterback from Florida State who offers the kind of running ability that’s become trendy in the NFL, played the best of a trio of passers that includes Oklahoma’s Landry Jones and Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson. All three quarterbacks, however, were inconsistent.

It was a deep out pass that was Manuel’s best throw of the day. The ball was thrown on time, on target and on a line. Manuel is an impressive athlete with a classic throwing motion. He throws a tight spiral and sticks out in a crowd, begging the question: Why wasn’t he more productive in college? Accuracy would seem to be the issue.

Nonetheless, Manuel’s physical skills are begging for him to rise up draft boards, which he will begin doing, should he perform well this week. Colin Kaepernick followed that path two years ago.

Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams, 6-2, 205, was the most impressive pass catcher on Monday. Williams is an accomplished route runner and blew by Southeastern La. cornerback Robert Alford to make an over-the-shoulder catch on a deep pass down the sideline.

BYU defensive end Ezekial Ansah is an intriguing prospect. He’s only played football for a few years, yet, he’s quickly reached this level of achievement based on his speed and athletic ability. At 6-5, 270, Ansah is causing some to think of him as a poor man’s Jason Pierre-Paul. He offers potential as a standup pass rusher, but his lack of experience will likely cause him to be a 4-3 pass-rush specialist early in his career.

“Draft him for what he’ll be, not for what he is,” Pauline said of Ansah, a former track star.

Alabama safety Robert Lester, 6-2, 212, was on the fast track to the NFL as a sophomore. “He looked better than Mark Barron,” Pauline said. Lester hasn’t been as productive since then, however, which has caused Lester’s stock to fall. This week is a chance for Lester to shoot back up.

The closest thing to a feature back on the South squad is thought to be Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor, 5-11, 215. He runs hard and he showed as much in Monday’s practice. “Complete back,” Pauline said. Taylor lacks breakaway ability but he offers the potential to be a between-the-tackles pounder.

Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, 6-6, 335, is a member of the South squad but will not perform this week due to a calf strain. He wanted to be part of the weigh-in on Monday and the week’s festivities, as Fluker’s success in football has become somewhat of a symbol for him and his family.

Fluker and his family are from New Orleans and its infamous Ninth Ward, but were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The family settled in Mobile, where they were provided shelter by an aunt.

“I’m the first kid out of my family to go to college,” he said proudly. Fluker graduated in General Health with a 3.2 GPA. He is one of what he referred to as Alabama’s “Five Horsemen,” which is to say a star-studded offensive line, and he is a certain star in next spring’s draft.

Wanna run the ball? Draft him.

Practices will be conducted on the same field on Tuesday. Packers.com will cover both.

 
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