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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • 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.

     

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Different quarterbacks, joined by desperation

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Packers' Aaron Rodgers, Redskins' RG3 to meet at Lambeau Field

Listen to RG3's conference call (8:27)

GREEN BAY—Aaron Rodgers and Robert Griffin III, more popularly known as RG3, are quarterbacks of dramatically different styles, but they share one common bond: Their teams are 0-1 and face each other in a game this Sunday that could be pivotal to each of their seasons.

Rodgers and the Packers lost in San Francisco last Sunday. The following night, RG3 and the Redskins got blown out by the Eagles in the first half of a game that ended 33-27 in the Eagles’ favor.

“We made our coaches look bad on a national stage, and that’s not the way this organization is run, not the way we run as an offense. We’ll clean that up and we gotta do that this Sunday,” Griffin told Packers media on Wednesday.

Griffin burst onto the scene last year as the savior of a Redskins franchise he led to the playoffs. It was in a playoff loss to the Seahawks, however, that Griffin sustained a major knee injury that kept him inactive through the preseason and brings him to Lambeau Field this Sunday with only one game of action under his belt since that high-profile injury in the playoffs.

“I think that’s an excuse,” Griffin said to a reporter who asked if the preseason inactivity had limited Griffin in the season-opening loss. “I’m not in the business of making excuses. We’re responsible for the way we play; we didn’t play very well in the first half. We turned it on in the second, but it was too late by then. We just have to make sure we play 60 minutes.”

A loss on Sunday would be devastating for either team. The Redskins host the Lions the following week. The Packers go to Cincinnati. An 0-2 start would cast a dark shadow.

“I feel good. We all made it out of the game healthy and that’s the most important part of it. We just want to make sure we go get the win,” Griffin said.

The Redskins offense is built around Griffin’s dual threat. He’s one of the game’s new-age quarterbacks, capable to making big plays with his arm and his feet. Coach Mike Shanahan is renowned for strong rushing attacks, which he built last season behind then-rookie Alfred Morris.

“I think a great running game is a quarterback’s best friend.   A lot of quarterbacks can do it without a great running game; usually those guys are very talented, they’ve been in the league for a while. But if you do have a running game and a good passing game, it’s hard to stop,” Shanahan said.

So, for the second consecutive week, the Packers will be facing a team with a new-age quarterback who is armed with a strong running game. It’s a daunting challenge, but is RG3 fully recovered from last winter’s knee injury and subsequent surgery? Will the Packers be facing the real RG3, or an RG3 in the process of making a comeback? They are questions only time and his performance will answer.

“It’s always good to get back out there and play with your teammates in a meaningful game. The biggest challenge for us is just getting the W. Whatever that entails is decided on game day, is decided during the week, during preparation. We’ll make sure we do everything we possibly can that it turns our way,” Griffin said.

“The bottom line is Green Bay didn’t win, we didn’t win. We’ve got two teams that are hungry to get a win. They’re going to meet on the field in Green Bay, and that’s all you can worry about. We just have to get ready to prepare and that’s what we’re going to do.”

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