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  • 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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Family affair becomes part of Packers-Bears rivalry

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Green Bay’s Tramon Williams, Chicago’s Jordan Mills are cousins and fellow Louisiana Tech alums


GREEN BAY—More than a decade ago, when Tramon Williams was ruling the roost at Assumption High School in Napoleonville, La., he was often closely trailed by a grade-school cousin who looked up to the prep football star.

That younger cousin is all grown up now and just may look to knock Williams on his rear end Monday night at Lambeau Field.

Bears rookie right tackle Jordan Mills, at 6-5, 316 pounds and seven years Williams’ junior, now dwarfs the 5-11, 191-pound Packers cornerback.

The shift in the mental picture is startling, considering what Williams remembers from back in Louisiana, which was hanging out with a much closer cousin and teammate, O’Neal Mills, who regularly had this little tike of a brother, Jordan, in tow.

“He just grew so fast,” Williams said. “He got so big, and he’s good at it. His brother was a linebacker and a tight end, and he’s an O-lineman, so he grew bigger than all of us.”

Jordan Mills followed in Williams’ footsteps to college at Louisiana Tech, and he was drafted in the fifth round by Chicago this past spring.

Mills tapped Williams for advice to get his pro career started right. An undrafted free agent who got into the NFL the hard way and paid his dues on special teams before becoming a starter and eventually a Pro Bowler, Williams is worth listening to.

“He basically told me it’s not easy. It’s going to be hard,” Mills said. “You’ve just got to work hard every day, listen to the veterans around you, and if a coach (says) you did something right, find a way to do it even better. Having that advice from him was great.”

Mills made a strong first impression, winning the right tackle job in training camp and becoming part of the Bears’ makeover of the right side of their offensive line. Chicago drafted guard Kyle Long in the first round, and the two rookies have lined up next to one another in every Bears game this season.

Mills obviously has begun his career with much more fanfare than did Williams, who was cut by Houston as a rookie and latched onto Green Bay’s practice squad toward the end of the 2006 season.

If Williams’ words of wisdom helped in any way, that’s fine by him, but he’s not about to take any credit away from the hard-working Mills.

“I’m not going to say I’m surprised at all,” Williams said. “With Chicago, if you talk to a lot of people, their line was one of the big parts that they felt needed adjustment. They got a couple of rookies who came in and seem to have solidified that spot for them.

“It’s great to see the success he’s having and the expectations that Chicago has for him.”

Come Monday night, there’s no guarantee Mills will get to use his 125-pound advantage to throw a block on his cousin Williams downfield, but it could happen.

Either way, a postgame picture with the two standing next to one another now is a must.

“To go against your family is priceless, but when we get on the field I’m a Chicago Bear and he’s a Packer and the family has to be put aside,” Mills said. “I know he thinks the same way. It’s going to be fun to play against him, but if I get a chance to get after him I’m going to get after him.”

Additional coverage - Nov. 1

 
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