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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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  • 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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Defense stars as Packers advance to rematch with 49ers

Posted Jan 5, 2013

Aaron Rodgers hits 10 different receivers as Packers beat the Vikings


GREEN BAY—A Packers defense that got the blame for a 37-34 loss in Minnesota a week ago, got the credit for a 24-10 win over the Vikings on Saturday night.

“Our defense tonight played at a championship level, and that’s what you need in the playoffs,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said following a wild-card round playoff win that will send the Packers to San Francisco for a divisional-round playoff game against the 49ers next Saturday night.

The Packers allowed 444 yards to the Vikings in the Week 17 loss; they grudgingly surrendered 324 yards in the wild-card win, and 119 of those yards were the product of two late-game, after-the-fact drives.

“It says a lot about Dom Capers and his staff. They wanted to make a statement,” Rodgers said of the performance by the Packers defense, which was thrown a curve ball just 90 minutes before kickoff, when it was revealed Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder would not play due to an elbow injury he sustained in the previous week’s game.

“I was surprised when I saw the inactives and he was out of the game,” Rodgers said of Ponder.

Ponder had appeared on the Vikings’ week-long injury report as being a limited participant in practice, but it’s common for players to limit their practice time late in the season. The fact that Ponder finished the game in Minnesota the previous week and showed no signs of an injury, helped the Vikings hide Ponder’s condition. Ponder was officially listed as “questionable” on the Friday game status report. That was the first indication that something might be wrong.

“They did a good job of keeping it under wraps,” Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy said of the Vikings’ stealth. “I’m not going to tell you I knew Joe Webb was going to play. The (Packers defensive) coaches did a helluva job.”

As the Packers were preparing for Ponder, who had played the best game of his pro career in the win in Minnesota, the Vikings were installing a read-option offense that would emphasize Webb’s talents as a runner. On the opening drive of the game, Webb used the read-option and his running ability to move the Vikings 53 yards without having completed a pass. After the drive stalled, Blair Walsh kicked a 33-yard field goal.

Between then and the final four minutes of the game, the Packers defense dominated the action. With 4:10 to play in the game, Webb had only thrown for 61 yards.

“I thought we owned the line of scrimmage,” McCarthy said of his defense, which quickly adjusted to its new challenge.

The Packers held Adrian Peterson to fewer than a hundred yards rushing – 99 yards, to be exact – for the first time this season, after Peterson had rushed for 409 yards in the two previous meetings with the Packers.

So, which defense will the Packers take to San Francisco, the one that was gashed twice by Peterson, or the one that owned the line of scrimmage and sacked Webb three times? The answer to that question will likely decide whether or not the Packers advance to the NFC title game.

Offensively, the Packers were workmanlike in eliminating the Vikings from the playoffs. Rodgers threw for 274 yards, one touchdown and a 104.9 passer rating. He completed passes to 10 different receivers and the Packers suffered no turnovers.

“Kind of an average day on offense,” Rodgers said. “You have to be smart with the football in the playoffs. We were plus-three; you’re going to win most of those games.”

“I thought he played very well,” McCarthy said of his quarterback. “It was a typical Aaron Rodgers game.”

You’re going to win most of those games, too.

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